Blog: For Improved Access to Software and Code

You may have heard that GigaScience and F1000Research are experimenting with archiving code and pipelines with DOIs. In addition to the underlying scientific data, a recent blog post by Nature Methods brings our attention to their own effort towards better transparency in research articles and improved access to the software and code itself. The blog author Daniel Evanko says, “Nature Methods currently relies on the use of Supplementary Software zip files for authors to supply the software and code underlying research articles. This isn’t pretty but it fulfills our basic needs. For example, 50% of the research articles in our March issue contain Supplementary Software files. But better methods are needed to archive and document code and assign provenance.”

Continue reading Daniel Evanko’s blog post….

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