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Reproducible Research

Research is defined as reproducible when then published results can be replicated using the documented data, code, and methods employed by the author or provider without the need for any additional information or needing to communicate with the author or provider. Reproducible research is generally seen as a marker of good experimental design. Not all research is reproducible. Social science or ecological research, for example, is very time and sample dependent. One way that researchers can ensure that their research is reproducible is by adhering to data standards and including methods in their research data metadata.