Scientific publishing includes not just the manuscript but also data, computer code and lab protocols. Here, Laurent Heirendt shares practical advice that your research institute can follow to publish research results that are reproducible
Scientific publishing has changed significantly in recent years, while the reproducibility crisis has deepened. The focus used to be solely on the manuscript. Today, it is much more about the complete publication, which includes data, computer code and lab protocols, making it easier for scientists to reproduce published studies.
The publication of responsible and reproductive research should be the goal of every researcher, and what research institutions should support their researchers to produce. This should be supported in the form of resource material and professional development. This should focus on resourcing reflective practice, not just on complying with rules and regulations. This Times Higher Education piece offers some great foundations for such a resource.
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Publishing research results in a reproducible way is a challenging undertaking. Here is advice that your institute can follow to achieve this ambitious goal.