Reproducibility Badging and Definitions Recommended Practice is Published:
This working group's output, NISO RP-31-2021, Reproducibility Badging and Definitions, was approved on January 15 and published January 28, 2021.
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 focused on standardization across the Computational and Computing Sciences, although adoption by other disciplines is encouraged, and is now in exploration by the Standing Committee.