Research Reproducibility Showcase

The Reproducibility Showcase features a series of online presentations and tutorials from May to August, 2020.  Presenters are selected from the MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge 2020.

A significant challenge across scientific fields is the reproducibility of research results, and third-party assessment of such reproducibility. The goal of the MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge is to highlight high-quality, reproducible work at the University of Michigan by collecting examples of best practices across diverse fields.  We received a large number of entries that illustrate wonderful work in the following areas:

    1. Theory – A definition of reproducibility and what aspects of reproducibility are critical in a particular domain or in general.
    2. Reproducing a Particular Study – Comprehensive record of parameters and code that allows for others to reproduce the results in a particular project.
    3. Generalizable Tools – A general platform for coding or running analyses that standardizes the methods for reproducible results across studies.
    4. Robustness – Metadata, tools and processes to improve the robustness of results to variations in data, computational hardware and software, and human decisions.
    5. Assessments of Reproducibility – Methods to test the consistency of results from multiple projects, such as meta-analysis or the provision of parameters that can be compared across studies.
    6. Reproducibility under Constraints – Sharing code and/or data to reproduce results without violating privacy or other restrictions.

This showcase will lead up to our Reproducibility Day on Sept. 14, 2020.

May 15, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording)
Everyday Reproducibility: A multi-pronged approach to ensure analyses are fully reproducible, easy to access, and easy to use
Johann Gagnon-Bartsch, Assistant Professor, Statistics

June 9, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording)
American Economic Association (AEA) Data and Code Repository at open ICPSR
Jared Lyle, Archivist, ICPSR
Data-specific functions
Jacob Fisher, Research Investigator, Survey Research Center

June 23, 2 – 3pm: (View Recording)
XOD: The eXtensible ontology development (XOD) principles and tool implementation to support ontology interoperability and data reproducibility

Oliver He, Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
C2Metadata: Continuous Capture of Metadata for Statistical Data
Jie Song, Graduate Student Research Assistant, ICPSR

July 7, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording)
Quantify and Control Reproducibility in High-throughput Experiments
Xiaoquan (William) Wen, Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Yi Zhao, University of Michigan Alum

July 21, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording)
What Works Best When? A Systematic Evaluation of Heuristics for Max-Cut and QUBO
John Silberholz, Assistant Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, together with collaborators Iain Dunning and Swati Gupta
A Multi-informatic Cellular Visualization tool for interactively interrogating high-dimensional datasets
Nigel Michki, Doctoral Student, Biophysics, University of Michigan

July 28, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording)
An Open Software Approach for Reproducible Research for Materials Design
Sharon Glotzer, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering

August 4, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording)
Replicate.Education: Lessons Learned Building a Platform for Education Data Science Replications
Chris Brooks, Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information

August 25, 1 – 2pm: (View Recording) 
Establishing systematic practices to share statistical code
Thomas Valley, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine