Swiss Reproducibility Network

To promote rigorous research and robust results in Switzerland.

Daniel Stekhoven

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Why Computational Reproducibility?

Computational reproducibility is the ability to independently verify the results of a computational study using the same data and methods. It is a critical aspect of scientific research as it ensures the transparency and credibility of scientific findings. Computational reproducibility allows researchers to build upon the work of others, helping to accelerate scientific progress.

The importance of computational reproducibility is particularly evident in fields such as medicine, psychology, environmental science, and economics, where scientific findings can have a direct impact on people’s lives. Inaccurate or non-reproducible results can have severe consequences, ranging from wasted resources to public health risks.

Who we are and how we work

We are researchers and service providers working with tools and technologies facilitating our everyday processing of data. While some of us are good in one aspect of making computational methods more reproducible, others might have improved other ways of achieving this. Together, we aim to learn from each other and find the best ways to ensure reproducibility of our research, our services, and our work.

We are still a very young working group, trying to find a suitable mode of operation. Feel free to join us and defining the best way forward in achieving our goals … oh yeah, and help us define goals!

If you feel up to the challenge, please contact Daniel Stekhoven, to join the group.

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Seminar Series

Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 5 pm (CET) exploring ways to become computationally more reproducible. In this seminar series, we will explore the challenges and opportunities of achieving computational reproducibility in research. We will discuss best practices for data management, code sharing, and documentation, as well as tools and techniques for achieving reproducible results. Join us as we delve into this important topic and work towards enhancing the reproducibility and transparency of scientific research.

The seminar is free to attend and no registration is required. Join us on Zoom.

Upcoming Seminars

If you want to give a talk as part of this series, please contact Daniel Stekhoven.

Date Topic Speaker
2023-10-18 Singularity Containers in Bioinformatics Vipin Sreedharan, ETH Zurich
2023-11-15 MaRDI TA2: Research Data and Reproducibility in Scientific Computing Jens Saak, MPI for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
2023-12-13 Sustainable data science with the Renku platform Rok Roškar, Swiss Data Science Center
2024-01-17 The Reproducible Research Platform – Towards FAIR and reproducible sharing of data, code and computational environments Henry Lütcke, ETH Zurich
2024-02-21 Reproducibility and beyond with Snakemake and Datavzrd Johannes Köster, Uni Duisburg Essen
2024-03-20 TBA TBA

Past Seminars

If available recording of the seminars can be found here.

Date Topic Speaker Resources
2023-06-21 Sustainable tool benchmarking and workflow development in Computational Biology Kim Philipp Jablonski, Google slides, recording
2023-05-17 Replicability, Reproducibility, and Reusability in Computer-based Experiments Jan Heiland, MPI for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems slides
2023-04-19 LabKey Server for Reproducible Biomedical Research Natalia Chicherova, ETH Zurich slides, recording

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