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"Share and Enjoy": Publishing Useful and Usable Scientific Models / Tom Crick; Benjamin A. Hall; Samin Ishtiaq; Kenji Takeda

Proceedings of 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Pages: 957 - 961

Swansea University Author: Crick, Tom

DOI (Published version): 10.1109/UCC.2014.156

Abstract

The reproduction and replication of reported scientific results is a hot topic within the academic community. The retraction of numerous studies from a wide range of disciplines, from climate science to bioscience, has drawn the focus of many commentators, but there exists a wider socio-cultural pro...

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Published in: Proceedings of 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7881-6
Published: London, UK IEEE 2014
Online Access: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7027623/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa43392
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Abstract: The reproduction and replication of reported scientific results is a hot topic within the academic community. The retraction of numerous studies from a wide range of disciplines, from climate science to bioscience, has drawn the focus of many commentators, but there exists a wider socio-cultural problem that pervades the scientific community. Sharing code, data and models often requires extra effort, this is currently seen as a significant overhead that may not be worth the time investment. Automated systems, which allow easy reproduction of results, offer the potential to incentives a culture change and drive the adoption of new techniques to improve the efficiency of scientific exploration. In this paper, we discuss the value of improved access and sharing of the two key types of results arising from work done in the computational sciences: models and algorithms. We propose the development of an integrated cloud-based system underpinning computational science, linking together software and data repositories, tool chains, workflows and outputs, providing a seamless automated infrastructure for the verification and validation of scientific models and in particular, performance benchmarks.
Item Description: 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014)
College: College of Science
Start Page: 957
End Page: 961