Project TIER is collaborating with the CURE (Curating for Reproducibility) Consortium to offer this workshop on curating for reproducibility.

The workshop was scheduled to take place at Haverford College, on April 2-3, 2020, but has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new date for the event will be chosen when restrictions on travel and in-person events are relaxed.

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About the CURE-TIER Workshop

The CURE-TIER Workshop is designed for librarians, archivists, and information professionals who are interested in integrating principles of transparency and reproducibility into data curation activities.

The workshop will explore a model of curation in which:

  • The object to be archived is not simply a static manuscript or journal, but a research compendium that includes not only the paper but also comprehensive documentation and analysis code files to ensure transparency and reproducibility.
  • Librarians and archivists play a proactive role in establishing standards for the content and organization of the documentation in the research compendium, and providing support to authors as they assemble the documentation.

The objective is to help librarians, archivists, and information professionals develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform data curation that includes a code review component, and to apply these skills in their home institutions as teachers or curators.

Participants will also be introduced to opportunities to collaborate with Project TIER in the development and dissemination of curricular resources for practicing and teaching transparent research methods, and with CURE on sharing practices and developing standards for curating for reproducibility. The ultimate goal is to foster the development of a community of educators and information professionals committed to the idea that transparency and reproducibility should be integrated into all aspects of research training and support in quantitative fields.

Who can benefit from attending a workshop?

The workshops are intended to serve:

  • Staff of libraries, interdisciplinary centers for research and education, or IT departments with responsibility for support of faculty or student research.
  • Staff of libraries, interdisciplinary centers for research and education, or IT departments interested in advancing skills related to teaching or consulting about statistics, data analysis, and reproducible research practices.
  • Data curators and repository staff who are curating data and other research outputs.
  • Any other individuals in a position to use the methods presented at the workshops in some way that promotes transparent and reproducible methods in quantitative fields.

Commitment to inclusion and diversity

CURE and Project TIER share a commitment to serving members of underrepresented minorities, women, and low-income and first-generation college students, and to collaborate with colleagues whose talents and perspectives reflect diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Individuals belonging to underrepresented groups, and/or whose work will have a significant impact on members of underrepresented groups, are especially encouraged to apply.

CURE-TIER Workshop Details

The CURE-TIER workshop will take place at Haverford College, beginning at 1:30 pm on Thursday, April 2 and ending at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 3.

Content of the workshop

The program of the workshop will include:

  • An overview of the state of reproducibility in scientific research
  • Approaches to reproducible research practices on the research and curation sides
  • Hands on activities that support future computational reproducibility of statistical and analytic claims, including
  • How to construct a reproducible research package using the TIER protocol
  • How to curate a research package for reproducibility using the CURE workflow


Applications are due February 21. Candidates who apply by that date will be given full consideration, and will be notified of acceptance decisions by the end of the day on February 28. Applications received after February 21 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the workshop is filled.

We will be able to host a maximum of 12 participants at the workshop. The primary criteria for selection will be:

  • Evidence of candidate’s interest in and commitment to incorporating principles and practices of transparency and reproducibility into their own work at their institutions.
  • Evidence of the candidate’s motivation to play an active role in the community of transparency-minded research support and to advance reproducible research practices.