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The next frontier: Making research more reproducible

December 31, 2020

Science and engineering rest on the concept of reproducibility. An important question for any study is: are the results reproducible? Can the results be recreated independently by other researchers or professionals? Research results need to be independently reproduced and validated before they are accepted as fact or theory. Across numerous fields like psychology, computer systems, and water resources there are problems to reproduce research results (Aarts et al. 2015; Collberg et al. 2014; Hutton et al. 2016; Stagge et al. 2019; Stodden et al. 2018). This editorial examines the challenges to reproduce research results and suggests community practices to overcome these challenges. Coordination is needed among the authors, journals, funders and institutions that produce, publish, and report research. Making research more reproducible will allow researchers, professionals, and students to more quickly understand and apply research in follow-on efforts and advance the field.

Publication Year 2020
Title The next frontier: Making research more reproducible
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001215
Authors David E. Rosenberg, Yves Filion, Rebecca Teasley, Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Jory Seth Hecht, Jakobus E. van Zyl, George F. McMahon, J. S. Horsburgh, Joseph R. Kasprzyk, David G. Tarboton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Index ID 70220285
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization WMA - Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division