Another Rant about Academia and Open Source. Benthall, S.
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A few weeks ago I went to a great talk by Victoria Stodden about how there's a crisis of confidence in scientific research that depends on heavy computing. Long story short, because the data and code aren't openly available, the results aren't reproducible. That means there's no check on prior research, and bad results can slip through and be the foundation for future work. This is bad. Stodden's solution was to push forward within the scientific community and possibly in legislation (i.e., as a requirement on state-funded research) for open data and code in research. Right on! [...]
@article{benthallAnotherRantAcademia2012,
  title = {Another Rant about Academia and Open Source},
  author = {Benthall, Sebastian},
  date = {2012-02},
  url = {http://www.webcitation.org/6icthac7O},
  abstract = {A few weeks ago I went to a great talk by Victoria Stodden about how there's a crisis of confidence in scientific research that depends on heavy computing. Long story short, because the data and code aren't openly available, the results aren't reproducible. That means there's no check on prior research, and bad results can slip through and be the foundation for future work. This is bad.

Stodden's solution was to push forward within the scientific community and possibly in legislation (i.e., as a requirement on state-funded research) for open data and code in research. Right on! [...]},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-11441034,free-scientific-software,open-data,open-science,open-source}
}
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