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*NISO Project to Develop Recommended Practice for a Compatible Taxonomy,
Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme Commences*

*January 15, 2019 – Baltimore, MD*.   The National Information Standard
Organization (NISO) Voting Members have approved a project to develop a
recommended practice pertaining to reproducibility in the computational and
computing sciences. This work will examine existing taxonomies and badging
schemes to define various levels of reproducibility and communicate these
in the publishing process. Stakeholders, including publishers and
not-for-profit societies in the engineering and computing sciences fields,
industry associations, and academic libraries are invited to participate in
the working group that is now starting up.

“Publishers and researchers are placing greater emphasis on the practice of
reproducibility as an essential ingredient of the scientific research
process,” explains Gerry Grenier, Senior Director, Content Management at
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. and a
co-sponsor of the project proposal. “As reproducibility is spreading in the
scholarly publishing landscape, badging schemes and taxonomies are
developing on an ad-hoc basis. This NISO effort is focusing on the
computational and computing sciences, but it may also help to encourage
support for a standardized approach for such indicators spanning a variety
of disciplines.”

“The spectrum of organizations behind the submission of this proposal
reflects a broad-based support for a standardized approach in establishing
useful indicators for replication of work by scholars and researchers,”
says NISO Executive Director, Todd Carpenter. “There’s a definite sense of
momentum coming from academic institutions, national labs, societies and
commercial entities, suggesting that the work of developing a set of
recommended practices will move rapidly.”

Those interested in participating in the working group now being formed
should contact NISO Associate Director of Programs, Nettie Lagace, at
[log in to unmask] NISO is seeking participation in this working group by
publishers, vendors, and the academic community.

*About NISO*
NISO, based in Baltimore, MD, fosters the development and maintenance of
standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and
effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in
research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries,
publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support
learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization,
management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting
communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information
standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO
website <>.


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