On 20th May 2022, the Swiss Reproducibility Network Academy will host the first national Reproduciblity Hackathon -- Swiss ReproHack -- at the University of Bern.
During the Swiss ReproHack, participants will attempt to reproduce published research results. Participants can either choose from a list of proposed papers or propose a paper themselves. The goal of the event is to bring together students and researchers based in Switzerland from diverse disciplines to gain new insights about reproducibility, learn from each other, and to have fun. At the end, you will receive a certificate of attendance for which your institution may reward you ECTS points. During the workshop, there will also be two interesting talks by researchers working in the field of reproducibility (soon to be announced).
The SwissRN can reimburse your travel expenses to Bern, in case your institution does not cover them. There will also be an informal apero with pizza and drinks after the event.
It is imperative to note that the Swiss ReproHack is in no way an attempt to criticize or discredit work. We see reproduction as beneficial scientific activity in itself, with useful outcomes for authors and valuable learning experiences for the participants and the research community as a whole.
There are only a limited number of slots available, so make sure to register as soon as possible here, if you want to attend.
To listen to external speakers please register on Zoom.
We will use the ReproHack Hub platform for submission and review of the papers. It is useful to create an account before the event. If you do not want to create an account, you can still participate and send us your written review instead.
You can either select a paper from the collection of papers on the ReproHack Hub, or you can propose a paper yourself (the paper should have publicly available code and data). Please use the submission tool on the ReproHack Hub and to ensure your paper is associated with this event, please make sure to associate it with it during submission
|10:00||Welcome and Orientation|
|10:10||Ice breaker session in groups|
|10:20||Mark Robinson: Computational Reproducibility in Bioinformatics|
|10:45||Anja Eggert: Using the R Reproducibility Toolkit|
|11:10||Select Papers, Chat and coffee|
|11:30||Round I of ReproHacking|
|12:30||Re-group and sharing of experiences|
|13:45||Round II of ReproHacking|
|15:00||Tim Errington: Lessons learned from large-scale replication and reproducibility projects|
|15:30||Round III of ReproHacking|
|16:30||Re-group and sharing of experiences|
|16:50||Pizza and Apero|
Stay tuned and join us on May 20th in Bern
Most electron beam physics is considered in the context of a vacuum, but there are applications to long-range electron beam transmission in air. As particle acceleration sources become more compact, we may have the chance to take particle beams out to the real world. The example provided in the paper describes that of x-ray backscatter detectors, where significantly stronger signals could be achieved by scanning objects with electron beams. This paper forms the basis for a potential new mode of particle-beam research, and it is important to ensure the reproducibility of this work for groups who wish to explore the applications of this new technology.
Interesting paper on number integration from lab and field study.
This papers represents an important milestone in meta-science, as it is one of the first large-scale replication projects outside the social sciences.
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