Cascad the first certification agency for scientific code & data

A cascad certification allows researchers to signal the reproducibility nature of their research to their peers

A 99-second tour of cascad

What is a certification?

The cascad reproducibility certification warrants that the numerical results (tables and figures) reported in a scientific publication (working paper, published article, and report) are reproducible using an identifiable set of numerical resources (code and/or data) made available by the authors of this publication. This certification involves a rigorous evaluation process conducted by a reviewer under the supervision of an editor.

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Why certifying a paper?

Signal the reproducibility of your research to your peers. Forward your cascad certificate to academic journals when submitting your paper, hence enriching the peer review process. Share your certificate with funding agencies. Improve the reproducibility policy of academic journals.

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How to certify a paper?

A cascad certification request is simple. It consists in uploading on the cascad website the pdf file of your paper along with the code and data used to produce the results. The cascad staff checks whether these resources comply with our guidelines, runs the code, and compares the obtained results with those in the paper. At the end of the process, you will receive your cascad certificate, assorted with its reproducibility rating, and a detailed code execution report.

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Confidentiality policy

cascad and its staff commit to adhering to the strictest confidentiality standards regarding numerical resources (code and data). They are only used to reproduce the results in the certified paper and will never be publically disclosed without the explicit agreement of the researcher requesting a certification. Similarly, you will be the only one to receive the certification results, and can choose to share this information with a third party afterwards.

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