Integrating reproducible best practices into biomedical and clinical research: A hands-on workshop for researchers

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Northwestern University, Chicago Campus
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Gray Seminar Room (1-165), 303 E Superior St., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
April 17, 2018 | 2:30-4:30pm
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About this workshop

With the aim of improving the reproducibility of the research they publish and fund, journals and funders are increasingly calling for published research to include associated data and code. However, many researchers have not received training in the best practices and tools for reproducibly sharing their research. This workshop introduces reproducibility best practices for biomedical and clinical research. We will provide a survey of the history and current landscape of reproducibility and identify the barriers. We will present practical solutions and resources. Finally, we will demonstrate tools that help biomedical and clinical researchers overcome barriers to reproducibility and practice using these tools during hands-on activities, including how to share their research code using Code Ocean.

Audience: Biomedical or clinical researchers, students, librarians, and those interested in research best practices.


  • Bring a laptop to fully participate.
  • Participants may bring their own data and code to work through during the workshop. Participants should be able to successfully run the code they bring themselves. If you don't have code and data of your own to bring, you will follow along with example code and data.

Workshop Goals:

  • Define reproducibility and its relevance to biomedical and clinical researchers.
  • Learn best practices for planning, documenting, and sharing your reproducible research project.
  • Identify guidance to support trial transparency, registration, and reporting.
  • Explore the issue of improving the transparency of sensitive data.
  • Assess possible tools to improve reproducibility.
  • Submit your code for publishing on Code Ocean.
Hosted by: Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
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April Clyburne-Sherin
Outreach Scientist

April is an epidemiologist, methodologist, and expert in open science tools, methods, training, and community stewardship. She holds an MS in Population Medicine (Epidemiology). Since 2014, she has focussed on creating curriculum and running workshops for scientists in open and reproducible research methods (Center for Open Science, Sense About Science, SPARC) and is co-author of FOSTER's Open Science Training Handbook. In her current role as Outreach Scientist at Code Ocean, she trains scientists in computational reproducibility best practices.

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