The Replication Tax: Shifting the Financial Burden to Incentivize Reproducibility in Computational Research
2018-01-12T15:55:31Z (GMT) by
Despite the innate reproducibility of software, computational science continues to struggle with reproducibility. The GSI mandate to establish best practices for computational reproducibility in high-performance geospatial software is a platform to change the behavior of computational scientists. We propose an economic approach: a “replication tax” on all publications in high-performance geospatial science. The easier it is to replicate research results, the less it costs authors to demonstrate their results are replicable.