B – Reproducible research in computational science

Peng RD. Reproducible research in computational science. Science 2011;334(1226)
(doi: 10.1126/science.1213847)

Computational science has led to exciting new developments in many scientific areas. The availability of large public databases has allowed for researchers to make meaningful scientific contributions. Replication is the ultimate standard by which the value of scientific claims is assessed, particularly when full independent replication of a study is not feasible. However, there are some barriers to reproducible research, and the author proposes some steps to improve the current situation.