In the first of our exclusive Collaborations Workshop 2014 videos, one of the Institute's co-investigators, Professor Carole Goble CBE FREng, discusses reproducibility and why it is important for research. Reproducibility is the principle and practice of being able to repeat an experiment from scratch, which not only ensures high standards for researchers but also prevents errors and fraud in the worst cases.
In this talk, Carole details how software can help you keep track of your experiments and so ensure that they retain that all-important reproducibility. She also discusses the perils of the replication gap, and two key rules - record everything and automate everything.
If you would like a closer look at the slides Carole uses in her talk, they are available for download, and if you have any questions for Carole herself, please do leave a comment below and we will get back to you!