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CLOCKSS Archive and Code Ocean Announce Preservation Partnership

Code Ocean compute capsules associated with published research will now be preserved by CLOCKSS

New York, NY, December 13, 2017

Code Ocean and CLOCKSS announce that Code Ocean will preserve its compute capsules in the CLOCKSS Archive to ensure the long-term accessibility of code associated with research articles.

Code and software are increasingly crucial to the conduct of research and to the production of scholarly articles. Code Ocean’s robust system allows authors to deposit their code, to make it available for others to reuse, and to reproduce published results. CLOCKSS will provide Code Ocean with a layer of preservation in the unlikely event that Code Ocean can no longer function.

CLOCKSS, a sustainable and globally distributed archive, will preserve all elements of Code Ocean’s compute capsules, including the code, data, results, metadata and the Dockerfile associated with published research from participating publishers.

“Code Ocean is committed to the long-term preservation of compute capsules,” says Simon Adar, CEO of Code Ocean. “As part of our mission to make the world’s scientific code more reproducible and reusable, we are excited to partner with CLOCKSS to ensure compute capsules are preserved for the scientific community.”

Craig Van Dyck, Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive adds, “CLOCKSS is pleased to preserve the material that Code Ocean makes available. Code has become an intrinsic part of the scholarly record, and CLOCKSS will ensure its long-term preservation and accessibility.”

Code Ocean joins over 200 publishers and over 300 libraries in participating with CLOCKSS.

Code Ocean is a computational reproducibility platform enabling researchers to run, share, discover code in an executable, cloud-based environment. Researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists can link executable code and data to articles published in academic journals and conference proceedings while retaining copyright. Code Ocean assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to support citable attribution and partners with publishers to add working code to the research outputs readily available from research articles. Code Ocean was founded in 2015 with the goal of saving researchers time and advancing science by making the world's scientific code more reusable, executable and reproducible.

Elizabeth Irvine, Marketing Director, Code Ocean

CLOCKSS is a not-for-profit joint venture between the world’s leading academic publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, international, and geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

Craig Van Dyck, Executive Director, CLOCKSS