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Showing your working: a how to guide to reproducible research

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posted on 2017-09-26, 15:18 authored by Kirstie WhitakerKirstie Whitaker
Part of EPFL Library "Lets Talk About Open Science" Evening Talks


September 26th 2017

This talk will discuss the perceived and actual barriers experienced by researchers attempting to do reproducible research, and give practical guidance on how they can be overcome. It will include suggestions on how to make your code available and usable for others (including a strong suggestion to document it clearly so you don't have to reply to lots of email questions from future users). Resources will be persistently available after the talk and all audience members will leave knowing there is something they can do to step towards making their research reproducible.

Kirstie Whitaker is a Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute (London, UK). She completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Medical Physics from the University of British Columbia. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge from 2012 to 2017. Dr Whitaker uses magnetic resonance imaging to study child and adolescent brain development and is a passionate advocate for reproducible neuroscience. She is an Fulbright scholarship alumna and 2016/17 Mozilla Fellow for Science. Kirstie was named, with her collaborator Petra Vertes, as a 2016 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine.