We are delighted to announce that PhD students Kitty Murphy and Brian Schilder, both from UK DRI at Imperial, have been awarded the Institute’s first computational reproducibility prizes. The scheme is designed to promote the development and open release of sustainable and reproducible code as part of dementia research output.
Scientific computation plays a key role in biomedical research. Yet reproducing a computational study’s results can, sometimes, be surprisingly difficult. Ideally, the code underlying a study should be well documented, independently verifiable, and suitable for other researchers to build upon to avoid duplication of efforts and greatly accelerate our understanding of neurodegeneration.
The UK DRI strives to become an institute renowned for generating and sharing high quality, FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) research output with the scientific community. As part of the efforts, we have established a new award scheme - Prize for Computational Reproducibility in Dementia Research. The prize aims to highlight some of the excellent efforts already taking place at the UK DRI and encourage all to adopt practices that will make computational studies robust, reproducible and shareable.