There are at least four benefits of releasing the code and data produced during a thesis or research project (citing textually this laboratory):
- Allows to reproduce figures in the revisions of a paper
- Other people who want to do research in the field can start from the current state of the art, instead of spending months trying to figure out what was exactly done in a certain paper
- Makes easier to compare the method to existing ones
- Increases the impact of the research
This is really cool for someone trying to develop its own study as he/she can have access to world-quality material for free. However, I have observed that this is a practice followed by well-known universities, with federal financial support, and that usually host international students. Is this practice also recommended for universities with little or no federal financial support and no grants for students?
I am curious if a student from a university like the latter would improve his/her chances to work in academia by releasing his/her material in this reproducible research modality.