Taxonomy, Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme Working Group

The Reproducibility Badging and Definitions Recommended Practice is Now Published!

This working group's output, NISO RP-31-2021, Reproducibility Badging and Definitions, was approved on January 15 and published January 28, 2021.

The draft for comment version is still available together with comments and responses.


Publishers and researchers are placing greater emphasis on the practice of reproducibility as an essential ingredient of the scientific research process. Critical to the issue of reproducibility is the taxonomy used to define the various levels of reproducibility, and agreement on a standardized badging scheme that can be applied in the publishing process (and perhaps used as a currency in the academic rewards culture). As reproducibility begins to spread across the scholarly publishing landscape, recommended badging schemes and the related taxonomies are developing on an ad hoc basis—creating a need for some standardization.

Recognizing that reproducibility standards can vary across disciplines, this effort will focus on standardization across the Computational and Computing Sciences, although adoption by other disciplines would be encouraged.


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