IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2020 — A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Code Ocean will provide to the global research community a platform to facilitate the sharing and reuse of computational code and data. It guarantees the reproducibility of reported research, and it makes research open, organized, accessible and interoperable.
Today, with advances in technology that enable us to distribute far more than just words on pages, researchers, academic institutions, funders and publishers are increasingly demanding tools that make computationally-based research intuitive, collaborative, interoperable and endurable. EBSCO’s investment and reseller agreement highlights the critical importance that it assigns to promoting and supporting those requirements. Building upon Code Ocean’s current success with publishers, EBSCO will act as a partner, extending the potential reach and impact of Code Ocean to institutions around the world.
Code Ocean grew out of co-founder Simon Adar’s postdoctoral work at Cornell-Tech. Like many scientists, Adar looked to previously published works and tried to build upon them. He quickly discovered how difficult it is to reuse code and data and how hard it was to prove reproducibility, even of published findings. Together with co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Ram Dayan, they assembled a team to build a platform with the purpose to increase the pace of science.
Code Ocean CEO Simon Adar says that EBSCO’s long history of serving academia to improve research workflows and strong position in the market makes them an ideal partner for Code Ocean. “Working together with EBSCO, as an investor and as a reseller, will help bring Code Ocean to a global audience for publishing, reproducibility, and day-to-day research.”
EBSCO Information Services CEO Tim Collins says investing in Code Ocean and helping to make it more available is a way to address the problems researchers face and provide publishers and institutions with more options. “By investing in and supporting the work being done by Code Ocean, EBSCO will be able to address research activity improvements and foster collaborations that bring the research workflow full circle, expose critical research code and data and support the reproducibility of research.”
This partnership aligns with EBSCO’s recent partnership with Arkivum, leveraging EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio and Arkivum’s Perpetua which enables long-term data management. The Code Ocean announcement coincides with the announcement of EBSCO’s partnership with protocols.io which provides researchers with access to research methods, another essential element in the research workflow.
About Code Ocean
Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to create, share, discover, and run scientific code. Researchers and scientists can develop and collaborate on code and share it as executable code using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) minted by Code Ocean to support citable attribution. Code Ocean received the 2018 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing for its pioneering work with world-leading publishers to embed researchers’ working code within published research articles while ensuring researchers retain copyright. Code Ocean was founded in 2015 with the goal of saving researchers time and advancing science by making code more reusable and research more easily reproducible. codeocean.com
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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