Delivers First-of-its-Kind Visual Representation of a Scientific Result’s Entire History
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2023 — Code Ocean, the world’s first Reproducible Research Cloud, today introduced Result Lineage, the newest feature in its enterprise platform for computational research. Result Lineage offers a visual representation of the entire history of every data result generated in Code Ocean’s Digital Lab.
More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments, according to a survey of 1,576 researchers conducted by Nature. In computational research, the underlying reason is often a disconnection from the original source data. As research data travels from scientist to scientist, it becomes scattered across disconnected tools and untraceable locations, such as laptops, shared S3 buckets, email, and USB drives. This precludes the ability to share data and code and can make it almost impossible to reproduce results.
“Result Lineage guarantees the traceability and reproducibility of scientific results by illustrating the entire history of each scientific result at a glance,” said Simon Adar, Co-founder and CEO, Code Ocean.
“Result Lineage solves the ‘last mile’ problem in computational research.” said Simon Adar, Co-founder and CEO, Code Ocean. “Scientists spend too much of their time and energy struggling to reproduce previous results to determine whether they are valid. Result Lineage guarantees the traceability and reproducibility of scientific results by illustrating the entire history of each scientific result at a glance. This enhances both the speed and quality of scientific discoveries. It means results presented to decision makers can be trusted, as every result is generated with full lineage for traceability and reproducibility.”
Code Ocean accelerates life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotech research by providing a digital lab for trusted computational science that preserves a record of all coding, data and software, maintaining complete visibility, lineage, and reproducibility. As the first and only integrated library and workbench that guarantees reproducibility and speeds up discovery, Code Ocean provides one place for researchers to share research data and computational assets, collaborate more quickly, and communicate effectively.
Every data asset generated in Code Ocean’s platform has a result provenance metadata box containing information about how the result was created, where the input data came from, and how it has been used. This metadata is automatically generated, and users of the Code Ocean platform don’t need to activate or manage it in any way. Result Lineage illustrates this information in a color-coded graph so that it can be understood at a glance, indicating how reproducible the result is. Each point on the Results Lineage graph links back to the original source data, providing an easy way to trace where it came from and who has used the data in the past. Results Lineage currently covers the entire backward provenance of a result, including the input Data, Capsules and Pipeline output. Any computational step in the Result Lineage can be reproduced with the click of a button.
“Code Ocean’s Result Lineage graph consistently gets a big response among all the features we show to new users,” said David Feng, Director of Scientific Computing, Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics. “We often talk about the importance of provenance tracking, but Code Ocean makes it a transparent part of the analytical workflow. The lineage graph gives us confidence that we will always be able to reproduce our work.”
About Code Ocean
Code Ocean solves the problem of creative chaos in scientific discoveries. It’s your digital lab for faster, trusted computational science — the first and only integrated science library and workbench that guarantees reproducibility and speeds up discovery. Bringing together decision-makers, research IT, coding, and domain scientists in one shared, collaborative space, it provides a single pane of glass delivering end-to-end visibility, traceability, and reusability. Code Ocean keeps all your data, results, development environments, pipelines, AI/ML, no-code applications, and visualizations in one place as connected data products. For more information, please visit https://codeocean.com/.
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