What is Reproducible Research? The Practice of Science Today and the Scientific Method - Victoria Stodden
Scientific computation is emerging as absolutely central to the scientific method, but the prevalence of very relaxed practices is leading to a credibility crisis in many scientific fields. It is impossible to verify most of the results that computational scientists present at conferences and in papers today. Computational science is error-prone and traditional scientific publication is incapable of finding and rooting out errors in scientific computation.
A necessary response to this crisis is reproducible research -- where all code and data underlying the published results is made openly available. In this talk I discuss the evolution of the practice of science and necessary corresponding changes in the scientific method, such as reproducibility. I discuss open licensing to facilitate code and data sharing and reuse, called the Reproducible Research Standard.