reproducible research in the neurosciences
Richard.Vickery at unsw.edu.au
Tue Apr 9 06:16:12 EST 1996
laubach at biogfx.neuro.wfu.edu (Mark Laubach) wrote:
> I am very much interested in the idea of electronic
>publishing, not only of papers but also of the data sets upon which
>the papers are based and of the code for the analysis of the data.
Although this is a good idea in principle, I think that in practice it will be
very difficult. Reanalyzing another person's experiment is (in my experience)
a nightmare. Reanalyzing without access to log books and other 'background'
info would be virtually impossible.
I think it would be possible to make semi-analyzed data sets available for
neural modellers who want real data to crunch. New analysis techniques and
programs, if adequately documented, could also be useful. However, I don't
think we'll ever be able to just go and check through another person's data -
the large amount of effort required at both ends would mean that this would
almost never be done routinely.
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