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The Open Research Checklist is designed to serve as a guide for NTU researchers who wish to make practical changes in order to make their scientific process and research outputs more transparent, inclusive and accessible.
The checklist consists of a series of questions and suggestions. It can be used as a precursor for discussion and a means to inspire future action.
It is currently a draft version while we solicit inputs from the research community. For comments and suggestions, please contact email@example.com.
Open Methods require the public availability of detailed documentation of the processes, procedures and materials used in a research investigation.
"Open Access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions." (Suber, 2012)
Open Data refers to the public availability and reusability of that scientific data.
"Open Code refers to custom, author-generated code used in a scientific research study... and subsequently made publicly available under an Open Access license via a linked repository, or as Supporting Information." (PLOS)
- If you have written code, have you documented your test protocol?
- Have you scripted your analysis, including data cleaning and wrangling, where applicable?
- Is your code well annotated and documented for ease of understanding and reuse?
- Has the use of all software versions and computing environments been documented where applicable?
- Are you able to openly share your code?
- If you have shared your code, have you shared it under an open license?
- Have you adopted the FAIR principles for research software?
Adapted in 2022 by Mr NAH Hui Kang Christopher, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University.
Content co-authors (in alphabetical order of last name):
- Dr Amy CHOU, Open Science and Research Services, NTU Library
- Ms GOH Su Nee, Open Science and Research Services, NTU Library
- Ms Yuyun Wirawati ISHAK, Institutional Repositories, NTU Library
- Ms LEE Ser Lin, Celine, Good Research Practice Office, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
- Mr Eric LIM Jit Kai, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
- Mr NAH Hui Kang, Christopher, School of Biological Sciences