Transparency

By Adam Jackson, Dav Clarke, Becky Arnold, Ben Krikler, Joanna Leng. This post is part of the CW19 speed blog posts series. At the Software Sustainability Institute’s 2019 Collaborations Workshop, many discussions for the speed-blogging session focused on deposit of relatively fixed data and analysis code.

By Stephen Eglen, Software Sustainability Institute's fellow, University of Cambridge.

The Center for Open Science have developed the TOP (Transparency and Openness Promotion) Guidelines to promote the transparency and reproducibility of research.

TOP includes eight modular standards, each with three levels of increasing stringency. Journals can select which of the eight transparency standards they wish to adopt for their journal, and select a level of implementation for the selected standards. These features provide flexibility for adoption depending on disciplinary variation, but simultaneously establish community standards.

These guidelines, including…

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