Conquaire Continuous quality control for research data to ensure reproducibility

Conquaire presented at Repscience 2016 Workshop in Hannover

On Friday, 9th September 2016, Conquaire's head developer Vidya Ayer will present Conquaire's goal and architecture at the Repscience 2016 Workshop, co-located with TDPL2016 in Hannover.

Conquaire Project officially started

Today, Monday, Februry 1st 2016, the Conquaire project officially started.

Interview about our Open Science Q&A portal on Wikimedia Germany blog

Perhaps you noticed the link to Open Science Q&A in this site's navigation and wondered how it is related to this project.

The main goal of Conquaire is to facilitate reproducible research. In order to do this, we will not just produce technology, but we will create this new infrastructure hand in hand with the scholars and researchers who are going to use it.

As reproducible research is becoming central not only to open science but to good scientific practice in general, lots of questions come up because everybody has to learn new things, and some of these have to be discussed first. Instead of creating a closed, local wiki or web forum to document how reproducible research works, we seized the opportunity to host an open, global question and answer website on open science when StackExchange decided it was not interested.

We would like to stress that while the Conquaire project provides a server to host Open Science Q&A, the community there is independent, and Conquaire has no influence on the content.

Readers of German can enjoy the long version of this story in an interview Wikimedia Germany did with our project member Christian Pietsch.

Short project description online

We figured that the project proposal might be a bit lengthy for first-time visitors and finally created an About page.

Position filled

After interviewing several candidates, we are thrilled to announce that we offered the position advertised by Prof. Cimiano to an extremely capable person who already accepted the offer. We are looking forward to working with her soon.