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Questions concerning "Open Science", or research done in full view of the public eye, with a focus on accessibly and reproducibility, including tools to enable such access.

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Reference on availability of source code used in computer science research articles?

I have several questions related to open-sourcing the source code used for a research article. Is there any research/study that addresses any of the following: What percentage of research articles ...
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Should I write a paper on open-source software I've built?

I have been fairly active in the open-source software community with a few projects that have gotten some attention. However, my reputation in the academic/publications world is a little bit low and I'...
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Getting a dump of arXiv metadata

Prompted by discussion in this post on Meta.MathOverflow.net I got interested in comparing usage of tags from MathOverflow to submissions in the respective disciplines of arXiv. (Vide a similar idea ...
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When can I safely use CC-BY license on arXiv?

On arXiv one can license a preprint on one of the following (see also a note on arXiv on licenses): arXiv.org perpetual, non-exclusive license to distribute this article (Minimal rights required by ...
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Are there any journals or conferences that take into account the availability of the source code when selecting the papers to publish?

Quite too many times I have read in a research article claiming that the source code will be made available, and, when I look for it, it turns out that the source code still hasn't been released. Are ...
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What criteria does a research project need to match to be called open science?

What kind of formal or non-written rules/requirements does our project need to match and follow so we can say that our project is open science? Is it only about research data which should be ...
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Reference on the time it takes for a source code used for a research article to be released

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much time it takes for the authors of a research article to release the source code? Ideally I'm looking for an approximation distribution. ...
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What good is my paper if the code is not open source?

I have been working with my research group on a number of papers in a certain area of Computer Science. These papers have a certain portion which is theoretical (i.e. contains theorems, formalisms, ...
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Why are papers accepted even if they don't release code or data to allow reproducibility?

Recently, we had a lecture about Reproducible research on of the slides was: Reproducibility: start from the same samples/data, use the same methods, get the same results. Replicability: ...
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What are the disadvantages of opening the source of your own science tools

I am currently finishing my PhD thesis and, as a great deal of the job was to create tools and protocoles, I am considering putting the different scripts I wrote on open source directories (such as ...
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What is the status of foreign cloud apps in German universities?

From what I heard, in German universities there is a push against foreign cloud applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Github, and even Doodle. The DFN offers some alternatives, ...
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Why and how commonly are scientists concerned about open peer review?

Some years ago I published an article in a Copernicus Open Access Journal. They have a peer review process called Interactive Public Peer Review, i.e. the pre-print and the reviews are open access. ...
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How much effort do researchers take to publish their source code?

When publishing a paper, some researchers publish the source code used for the paper. Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at how much effort do researchers take to publish their source ...
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(Why) Is post publication peer review (not) taking off?

I know, this is a bit of a broad question. But looking at the developments and having experienced a reasonable amount of pain with established publishers and their either complex, slow, or restrictive ...
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How to protect scientific open research from being patented?

For instance, say a published paper demonstrated new possible invention or technology by analysing the data and publishing it publicly. Is there any way to protect such research or its data which can ...
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I've reproduced a paper: where shall I share the code and findings?

The majority of papers don't share their code. However, I sometimes want to reproduce the results, and therefore re-code the experiments to try to reproduce the papers. Where shall I share the code, ...
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Are there any proposals to make sharing code and data with publications a requirement?

Depending on the project, many researchers have to rewrite code and reproduce datasets from previous works in order to perform experimental evaluations. Although some dataset are understood to contain ...
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Risks of shifting to post-publication review

I've heard some compelling arguments from open science advocates for a system of reviewing scientific research outputs that focuses almost exclusively on post-publication peer review. The idea is that ...
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Good first-time study pre-registration website/service

For my PhD thesis in artificial intelligence, I am designing a human study where subjects interact with multiple versions of an algorithm and rate their experience. I like the idea of pre-registering ...
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How would you decide to publish (or not) in F1000Research or other journals with alternative peer-review methods?

As pointed out by altmetrics, “Peer-review has served scholarship well, but is beginning to show its age. It is slow, encourages conventionality, and fails to hold reviewers accountable.” Not all ...
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