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How to make your research reproducible: Workflow Documentation

This guide presents best practices in documenting scientific research process to make the research reproducible.


Workflow documentation – detailed steps of the workflow that capture the process of the scientific research

  • Weekly/daily notes on the project's stages
  • Documentation for the steps of the workflow

The Workflow of the scientific research.

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Good Practices to Capture the Research Workflow

How to well document the workflow of the research process:

  • The steps of the research starting from the design till fetching the data till producing graphs and tables in the scientific output
  • All the adopted libraries and the integrated algorithms
  • All the citations and information of code and data used
  • The input and the output of each step 
  • Tip: Electronic Notebooks, such as Jupyter help documenting the workflow 

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