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Brief summary of recent policy documents and guidelines from UK research funders which may impact reproducible research. Assembled for panel at ICERM Workshop on Reproducibility of Computational and ...

Brief summary of recent policy documents and guidelines from UK research funders which may impact reproducible research. Assembled for panel at ICERM Workshop on Reproducibility of Computational and Experimental Mathematics.

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UK Funder Policy - the results of the Academic Spring? UK Funder Policy - the results of the Academic Spring? Document Transcript

  • ICERM  Workshop  on  Reproducibility  in  Computational  and  Experimental  Mathematics    December  10-­‐14,  2012  –  Neil  Chue  Hong  –  N.ChueHong@software.ac.uk  -­‐  @npch  UK  Funder  Policy  –  the  results  of  the  Academic  Spring?    The  “Academic  Spring”  –  2012  an  interesting  year    Two  influential  reports   • Science  as  an  Open  Enterprise:  http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/science-­‐public-­‐ enterprise/report/http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/science-­‐public-­‐enterprise/report/   • Report  of  the  Working  Group  on  Expanding  Access  to  Published  Research  Findings:   http://www.researchinfonet.org/publish/finch/    RCUK  Open  Access  Policy       • enforced  from  1st  April  2013   • http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/outputs.aspxhttp://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/docum ents/RCUK  _Policy_on_Access_to_Research_Outputs.pdf   • Through  publishers  website  immediately  at  time  of  publication   • Through  deposit  of  a  preprint  version  after  peer  review  in  an  online  repository     • Peer  reviewed  papers  in  receipt  of  RCUK  funding  must:  include  details  of  the  funding  that   supported  the  research,  and  a  statement  on  how  the  underlying  research  materials  –  such  as   data,  samples  or  models  –  can  be  accessed    RCUK  Data  Policy     • http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/DataPolicy.aspx   • EPSRC  Data  Policy   o Align  with  principles  by  1st  May  2012,  Implemented  by  1st  May  2015.   o http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/standards/researchdata/Pages/default.aspx   • EPSRC-­funded  research  data  is  a  public  good  produced  in  the  public  interest  and  should  be   made  freely  and  openly  available  with  as  few  restrictions  as  possible  in  a  timely  and   responsible  manner.   • Exceptions  due  to  legal,  ethical  or  commercial  constraints.     • Embargo  period  allowed.   • Acknowledge  sources  of  data  to  recognise  generation,  preservation  and  sharing.   • Sufficient  metadata:  Understand  reuse  potential  and  how  to  access.   • Expectations  that  institutions  will  preserve  for  a  minimum  of  10  years  after  embargo  period   • Can  use  public  funding  to  do  this    Assessing  Research  Outcomes     • Research  Outcomes  Systems:  -­‐  every  research  grant  holder  must  provide  data   o Other  Research  Output-­‐>Electronic  Outputs-­‐>Dataset/Software/Computer  Model   • REF2014   o Software  is  an  acceptable  output  in  all  panels  –  but  how  do  you  assess  its  research  content?