Starting March 4th, 2019 and continuing until the end of August 2019, the University Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park will be offering trial access to the Code Ocean cloud-based research collaboration platform, designed to power researchers’ work from the beginning of a project through publication.
Code Ocean has a free basic plan for individual researchers; the institution-level plan offers more storage and compute time, access to shared compute and new features, and is useful for managing data and code across research groups or labs. Researchers can use the Code Ocean development environment to write code in virtual versions of JupyterLab, RStudio, and terminal create, collaborate on, or upload data and code written in any open source programming language as well as MATLAB and Stata. To collaborate on or publish their work, researchers can link working code within a self-contained computational environment to an associated journal article, conference proceeding, or project site. Code Ocean also mints a DOI for the code to be used for attribution and permanent connection to any published work.
To join the pilot sign up using your UMD or Terpmail email address.
We have released Git integration to Code Ocean to help researchers record a history of all the changes within a compute capsule over the life of a project. Pilot users will receive priority support and office hours to aid you in your Code Ocean to Git integration tasks.
Code Ocean now incorporates the basics of Git to power your research, including:
To learn more about our latest Git update, visit our knowledgebase that has in-depth tutorials on how to make the most out of our new features.
As part of the trial, researchers will be asked to participate in a short survey (< 5 minutes to complete). Participation in the survey will allow staff members from the Library to assess the usefulness of the Code Ocean platform for UMD researchers. For questions about the pilot, or to learn more about Code Ocean as it could apply to your research, please contact library staff at [email protected]. Pilot now extended to end of August.