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Reproducibility by Other Means: Transparent Research Objects

McPhillips, Timothy; Ludaescher, Bertram

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  <dc:creator>McPhillips, Timothy</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Ludaescher, Bertram</dc:creator>
Research Objects have the potential to significantly enhance the reproducibility and transparency of scientific research. One important way Research Objects can do this is by encapsulating the means for re-executing the computational components of studies, thus supporting the new form of reproducibility enabled by digital computing---exact repeatability. However, Research Objects also can make scientific research more reproducible by supporting transparency, a component of reproducibility orthogonal to re-executability. We describe here our vision for making Research Objects more transparent by providing means for disambiguating claims about reproducibility generally, and computational repeatability specifically. We show how support for science-oriented queries can enable researchers to assess the reproducibility of Research Objects and the individual methods and results they encapsulate.</dc:description>
  <dc:description>Preprint submitted to RO2019 workshop at IEEE eScience Conference 2019</dc:description>
  <dc:title>Reproducibility by Other Means: Transparent Research Objects</dc:title>
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