Track: Career Track
Rigor and reproducibility are at the core of modern science and set apart scientific inquiry from pseudoscience. Many new initiatives and tools have been established to address barriers to reproducibility.
Reproducibility for Everyone (R4E) is a global, community-led reproducibility education initiative. R4E runs practical and accessible workshops to introduce the concept of reproducibility to researchers. We demonstrate reproducible tools and methods that can improve research by making it more efficient, transparent, and rigorous. Since 2018, R4E volunteer instructors have reached over 2000 researchers around the world through over 30 workshops.
This workshop will introduce reproducible workflows and a range of tools along the themes of organization, documentation, analysis, and dissemination. After a brief introduction to the topic of reproducibility, the workshop will provide specific tips and tools useful in improving daily research workflows. The content will include modules such as data management, electronic lab notebooks, reproducible bioinformatics tools and methods, protocol and reagent sharing, data visualization, and version control. This is an interactive workshop as participants will be able to contribute to the discussion through live document sharing, as well as an interactive activity. The methods and tools introduced help researchers share work with their future self, their immediate colleagues, and the wider scientific community.