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February 19, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Professor Russell A. Poldrack, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

Title: Toward a culture of computational reproducibility: Values, principles, and practices

Abstract: Ensuring that the results of data analysis are both valid and reproducible is a fundamental responsibility of every computational scientist, but both are increasingly difficult in the context of complex analysis workflows and big data.  Building off of ideas from software engineering, I will argue that we need to embrace a culture of computational reproducibility.  I will outline a set of values that motivate this work and principles that guide the work, and then focus on a set of practices that can help improve reproducibility in computational science. I will conclude by addressing some potential concerns about the impacts of this cultural shift.

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