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Researchers document all information relevant to the production of a research result as clearly as is required by and is appropriate for the relevant subject area to allow the result to be reviewed and assessed. In general, this also includes documenting individual results that do not support the research hypothesis. The selection of results must be avoided. Where subject-specific recommendations exist for review and assessment, researchers create documentation in accordance with these guidelines. If the documentation does not satisfy these requirements, the constraints and the reasons for them are clearly explained. Documentation and research results must not be manipulated; they are protected as effectively as possible against manipulation.
An important basis for enabling replication is to make available the information necessary to understand the research (including the research data used or generated, the methodological, evaluation and analytical steps taken, and, if relevant, the development of the hypothesis), to ensure that citations are clear, and, as far as possible, to enable third parties to access this information. Where research software is being developed, the source code is documented.
Further links on the subject of documentation
Disclaimer: The selection of links provided here does not claim to be exhaustive. They are examples. The editors welcome suggestions for the inclusion of further examples.
Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship
Study on the publication of reproducible research results by Knowledge Exchange
Guidelines on the Handling of Research Software
Maintaining Storage CapacityPositive example: German Climate Computing CentreNational Research Data InfrastructureDFG – National Research Data Infrastructure
Maintaining Storage Capacity in the GeosciencesRegistry of Research Data RepositoriesIntegrated Climate Data CenterData Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Laboratory Journals and Field Books in the GeosciencesTU Freiberg – Laboratory journal – For documentation of the experiments and results (available in German only)
Use of Standards in the GeosciencesACTRIS Data CentrePractical example of the utilisation of older databases: Project Group ROHSA 3
Appropriate accessibility is important in terms of the verifiability of research work in mathematics where self-developed software and data have a key role to play.GitHubZenodo
Notes from the field of the life sciencesAnimal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (Tierexperimentelle Forschung)Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research (Biomedizinische Forschung)Guide for quality-promoting aspects in medicine and biomedicine
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