Reproducible Research Oxford is a project based at the University of Oxford. We aim to lay the groundwork for a culture of research reproducibility at the University, focusing on training in the effective use of computational tools in research. These tools are widely used in some disciplines, and they can enable researchers to easily track the process leading from data to results, so that it is fully reproducible. However, researchers often lack the opportunities, incentives and confidence to make best use of these tools.
To this end, we have set up a partnership with Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry, non-profit volunteer organisations focused on teaching researchers across disciplines the computing and data skills they need for effective and reproducible research. We will coordinate and deliver a series of Carpentry workshops open to students and staff across the University. Additionally, we will train Carpentry instructors based at Oxford to build local capacity in this area.