The legal framework for reproducible scientific research: Licensing and copyright

Victoria Stodden

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The Reproducible Research Standards (RRS) is aimed to provide guidelines over the protection of copyrights law, which can enhance the scientific investigations. Copyright protection can prevent the open sharing, dissemination, and use of any scientific research. Copyrights is a set of some guidelines which can be associated with the 'original works of authorships' instead of any underlying idea or discovery. A copyright law can provide protection to an author from plagiarism and a patent protection can prevent others from making, using, and selling an invention already patented. The Reproducible Research Standard (RRS) is also prevent scientists from sharing various research information. RRS can also successfully address the problems of copyrights and reproducibility in scientific research. RRS can accelerate scientific research without any restriction or objection from other scientists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4720221
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Reproducible research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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