A research compendium enables reproducible research by packaging data, software, and documentation of a scientific analysis. Gentleman, R. and Temple Lang, D. (2004) "introduce[d] the concept of a compendium as both a container for the different elements that make up the document and its computations (i.e. text, code, data,...), and as a means for distributing, managing and updating the collection."
This community is an effort to collect research compendia from all disciplines of science. It is not limited to a specific programming language or software.
By providing a starting point for research compendia on Zenodo, the community aims to improve visibility for reproducible scientific publications and spread the awareness about the usefulness and power of research compendia.
A research compendium enhances/supplements/is in itself a scholarly publication. While this community does not require a formal review of the claims and contributions, it tries to make sure only records that are research compendia are accepted. The deposits are not evaluated for their the scholarly merit and neither is an attempt made at reproducing the results. The following criteria apply (based on the resource listed):
As such the research compendium should be as self-contained as possible, i.e. instructions should not only be a reference to the associated manuscript. It should also contain information about the versions of used software, either within the metadata of compendium or in the associated README. Please check the community page for references to best practices and guidelines for research compendia.