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Application of BagIt-Serialized Research Object Bundles for Packaging and Re-execution of Computational Analyses

Chard, Kyle; Gaffney, Niall; Jones, Matthew B.; Kowalik, Kacper; Ludaescher, Bertram; McPhillips, Timothy; Nabrzyski, Jarek; Stodden, Victoria; Taylor, Ian; Thelen, Thomas; Turk, Matthew J.; Willis, Craig

In this paper we describe our experience adopting the Research Object Bundle (RO-Bundle) format with BagIt 
serialization (BagIt-RO) for the design and implementation of "tales" in the Whole Tale 
platform. A tale is an executable research object intended for the dissemination of 
computational scientific findings that captures information needed to facilitate understanding, 
transparency, and re-execution for review and computational reproducibility at the time of publication. 
We describe the Whole Tale platform and requirements that led to our adoption of BagIt-RO, specifics 
of our implementation, and discuss migrating to the emerging Research Object Crate (RO-Crate) 

To appear in 2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Science (e-Science).
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