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    Review of 'Capturing the "Whole Tale" of Computational Research: Reproducibility in Computing Environments'

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    Capturing the "Whole Tale" of Computational Research: Reproducibility in Computing Environments
    A good early example of the adoption of good practice in scientific computing infrastructures.
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    Capturing the "Whole Tale" of Computational Research: Reproducibility in Computing Environments

    We present an overview of the recently funded "Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways: The Whole Tale" project (NSF award #1541450). Our approach has two nested goals: 1) deliver an environment that enables researchers to create a complete narrative of the research process including exposure of the data-to-publication lifecycle, and 2) systematically and persistently link research publications to their associated digital scholarly objects such as the data, code, and workflows. To enable this, Whole Tale will create an environment where researchers can collaborate on data, workspaces, and workflows and then publish them for future adoption or modification. Published data and applications will be consumed either directly by users using the Whole Tale environment or can be integrated into existing or future domain Science Gateways.
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      10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-EDU.A1610.09958.v1.RFGNVC

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      The article announces the funding of a new cyberinfrastructure aimed at capturing a more comprehensive narrative of scientific output. At the time of writing, this environment had not yet been created, but funded. The article provides a solid discussion and motivation of the need for such an environment, which is indeed a rare novelty at this time, however does not provide any further information such as a website or indeed the actual proposal which was funded. Surely these will be published later though. The initiative has great potential for impact.

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