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White Paper for Expert Panel Discussion on Data Policies: A Workshop of the National Science Board, March 27-29, 2011

Victoria C. Stodden

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White Paper for Expert Panel Discussion on Data Policies: A Workshop of the National Science Board, March 27-29, 2011
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Stodden, Victoria C.
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In our workshop charge we were invited to read three reports that formed the basis for the NSB‐approved Data Policies Task Force's "Statement of Principles," providing the starting point for this workshop. I take a contrarian perspective and challenge the assumption in all these documents that open data is a foundational component of the scientific endeavor. Instead, I argue that the framing principle should be the reproducibility of computational results, from which open data (along with open code) falls as a natural corollary. In this note I highlight six implications of the framing of reproducible research as a guiding principle for science policy in the digital age.
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Technical communication
Information science
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