Knowledge Exchange (KE) have published their latest report on research reproducibility in November 2021. In the report, you can read about current practices and barriers in this area and the role of technical and social infrastructure in supporting new developments. The report arose from 12 months of research, including an in-depth literature review and consultation with over 50 stakeholders from 12 different countries. Here are KE’s five take-away messages:
Reproducibility is part of the open science vision: it is difficult to pursue culture change around reproducibility without considering the broader context.
Collaboration is key to continue developing reproducible publication practices. From individual researchers to international bodies, we all have a role to play in this change process.
Incentives for reproducible publication practices are only just evolving, but some universities are now directly supporting researchers with their reproducibility expectations.
The management, curation and sharing of data and methods are needed for reproducible research. It is essential for these to become the norm to push the reproducibility agenda forward.
Reproducible publication requires a range of technological solutions, but our report found that these are already available – the key technical gap appears to be interoperability.