Published July 5, 2019 | Version v3
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Application of BagIt-Serialized Research Object Bundles for Packaging and Re-execution of Computational Analyses

  • 1. University of Chicago
  • 2. University of Texas at Austin
  • 3. University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 5. University of Notre Dame


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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