Cyberinfrastructure for reproducibility and collaboration in computational science

Victoria Stodden, Sheila Miguez, Jennifer Seiler

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We outline three goals to consider in building cyberinfrastructure to support scientific research and dissemination, and present our demonstration project ResearchCompendia. We posit that cyberinfrastructure should reinforce scientific norms, such as transparency and reproducibility, while embedding and encouraging best practices in scientific research, such as citation. Finally, we believe cyberinfrastucture should consider the entire soup-to-nuts discovery pipeline, even if focusing only on a subset of the workflow. In this article, we develop these ideas in the context of the ResearchCompendia project. ResearchCompendia is designed to facilitate reproducibility in computational science by persistently linking data and code that generated published findings to the article, and executing the code in the cloud to validate or certify those findings. We conclude with a discussion of the future vision of cyberinfrastructure and ResearchCompendia in support of science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7030302
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • open code
  • open data
  • open science
  • reproducible research
  • research compendia
  • scientific computing
  • sustainable software
  • validation
  • verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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