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Reproducibility and Open Science

posted on 14.11.2019, 11:21 authored by Rachael AinsworthRachael Ainsworth
This talk was given for the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) Autumn Computing Sessions (JACS, https://sites.google.com/view/jbca-jacs/home) on 14 November 2019 (https://sites.google.com/view/jbca-jacs/jacs-2019).

Abstract: Making research results more accessible and reproducible can contribute to better and more efficient science, however widespread adoption of open research practices has not yet been achieved. Funding agencies (such as the European Commission Horizon 2020 and UKRI) are increasingly requiring research products (such as data and publications) to be made openly available in order to make results more accessible, transparent and reproducible. Recent studies have also shown that open research practices are associated with benefits to the researcher such as increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job and funding opportunities. In this talk I will discuss the different aspects of Open Science, the barriers we face to practicing openly, how to improve reproducibility in your research workflow using open and transparent data and software services in order to reap the benefits associated with open research practices, and highlight current open projects in Astrophysics.