Reproducible Research Workshop

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Reproducible Research Workshop

By Pia Bereuter, Elise Acheson, Felix Morsdorf, Manuela Brunner, Annina Michel

When and where

Date and time

September 13, 2016 · 9:30am - September 14, 2016 · 5pm CEST


University of Zurich, Irchel Campus Winterthurerstrasse 190 Switzerland


Thanks to all who participated and helped with the workshop! All proceedings are now online on our Reproducible Research website.

Join us for two days of activities on the topic of reproducible research including speakers, hands-on computer-based sessions, short presentations, and opportunities to productively exchange ideas and best practices.


Opening keynote on reproducible research by Dr. Edzer Pebesma from the University of Münster (Tuesday Sept 13, 10:00 - 11:00, room Y03G85). Open to the public.

Second day keynote on data handling by Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler from the University of Basel (Wednesday Sept 14, 9:00 - 10:00, room Y03G85). Open to the public.

Hands-on computer-based sessions on versioning and collaboration. Open to workshop participants only.

Short talks by GIUZ (Geographical Institute at the University of Zurich) group representatives on best practices, challenges, and personal experiences. Open to workshop participants only.


As researchers at GIUZ, we face challenges such as ensuring we can reproduce our own work and deciding how and what to share with the greater community. Some groups or individuals might already have developed their own ways of dealing with these challenges, others might be less aware of them. To collectively tackle these challenges and to profit from knowledge already existing at GIUZ across group boundaries, we are offering a 2-day workshop including speakers, hands-on sessions, and opportunities to exchange ideas and best practices on the theme of reproducible research.


This workshop has been made possible thanks to InnoPool funding from the GIUZ.

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DAY 1: Reproducible research and versioning (Tuesday, September 13th)
09:30 – 10:00: Welcome and Introduction [Y03G85]
10:00 – 11:00 : Dr. Edzer Pebesma reproducible research keynote [Y03G85]
11:20 – 12:15 : Short talks from GIUZ groups, with discussion [Y25H92]
13:45 – 14:45 : Versioning talk by Dr. Moritz Neun [Y25H92]
15:00 – 17:00 : Versioning tools hands-on session (with demo and tutorials for Git, Eclipse & EGit, RStudio) [Y25J9/10]

DAY 2: Reproducible research, data handling and collaboration (Wednesday, September 14th)
09:00 – 10:00 : Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler data handling keynote [Y03G85]
10:30 – 12:00 : Short talks from GIUZ groups, with discussion [Y25H92]
13:30 – 15:30 : Collaboration and data sharing practical (with demo and tutorials for Overleaf, Google Docs and publication writing in R) [Y25J9/10]
15:45 – 16:40 : Reproducible research mingling [Y25H92]
16:40 : Closing session followed by Apéro [Y25L11]

Coffee and refreshments will be provided during the day.

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