Following the cancellation of the University of Manchester’s ReproHack on Thursday 14 March, this new event gives those planning to attend, and a few more, the opportunity to attend a ReproHack, albeit remotely.
As well as the traditional activities undertaken during a ReproHack there will be three talks:
A one-day, hands-on Reproducibility Hackathon.
We are all excited by the progress made by many authors to make their papers reproducible by publishing associated code and data.
We know how challenging it can be so we want to showcase the value of the practice, both for original authors and as a learning experience for those who attempt to reproduce the work.
During a ReproHack, participants attempt to reproduce published research of their choice from a list of proposed papers with publicly available associated code and data.
Participants get to work with other people’s material in a low-pressure environment, record their experiences on a number of key aspects, including reproducibility, transparency and reusability of materials. and feedback to the authors.
In the run-up to the event, you can submit details of your paper, code and data for reproduction and review here.
Benefits to authors:
Get practical experience in reproducibility with real published materials and the opportunity to explore different tools and strategies. Get an appreciation that reproducibility is non-trivial but that opening up your work for more people to engage with is the best way to help improve it.
Ultimately, engaging with such materials is the only way to assess how reproducible papers are ‘out of the box’, evaluate how successful current practices are and for what purpose and identify what works and where the most pressing weaknesses in our approaches are.
Read more about previous ReproHacks on the Software Sustainability Institute’s blog:
Hope to See you there!
The ReproHack Team
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