Fellowship project title: Reproducibility in life-sciences research
The goal: This project aims to organize a ReproHack-like event to increase awareness about reproducibility-related issues among early career researchers.
The why: Much focused has been put on replicability of results in the life-science scientific fields, a non-arguably critical issue, nonetheless reproducibility of published research needs to be first established. Reproducible workflows are lacking, methodology – the backbone of science -, is often put on the back burner, data and analysis scripts are rarely publicly made available with the published articles. This project aims to organize a ReproHack-like event to increase awareness about these issues among early career researchers. Given the data and the methods section of a published article, can we reproduce the results by realizing an independent analysis of the data implementing the specified statistical workflow? Participants will gain insight into the current state of research and be encouraged to adopt transparent, clear and reproducible workflows in their own future research work.