Grants

Columbia University

To further develop RunMyCode, a platform that links data and code for real-time reproduction of published studies

  • Amount $420,640
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Victoria Stodden
  • Year 2012
  • Program Digital Technology
  • Sub-program Scholarly Communication

In March of 2012, Christophe PŠ¹rignon and Christophe Hurlin unveiled RunMyCode (runmycode.org), a pilot platform for linking research datasets and code with scholarly articles. The site links published papers with a RunMyCode "companion website" that provides a real-time environment where researchers can rerun the computations reported in the paper and reproduce the experimental findings reported. Initially launched with 40 econometrics and finance papers, the platform is an innovative attempt to use the Web to enhance the reproducibility and verifiability -and thus the reliability-of scientific research. Funds from this grant support a project by Columbia University's Victoria Stodden, Chief Science Officer of RunMyCode, to expand and enhance the platform. Over 16 months, Stodden will test the RunMyCode model in a number of additional fields, including computational mathematics, statistics, and biostatistics. Stodden will also pilot integration with existing scholarly platforms, enabling researchers to discover relevant RunMyCode companion websites when looking at online articles, code repositories, or data archives. Additional funds support the development of a comprehensive business plan and funding strategy for RunMyCode.

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