Reproducible research and GIScience: An evaluation using AGILE conference papers

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftForschungsartikelBeigetragenBegutachtung


  • Daniel Nüst - , Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Autor:in)
  • Carlos Granell - , Jaume I University (Autor:in)
  • Barbara Hofer - , University of Salzburg (Autor:in)
  • Markus Konkol - , Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Autor:in)
  • Frank O. Ostermann - , University of Twente (Autor:in)
  • Rusne Sileryte - , Technische Universität Delft (Autor:in)
  • Valentina Cerutti - , University of Twente (Autor:in)


The demand for reproducible research is on the rise in disciplines concerned with data analysis and computational methods. Therefore, we reviewed current recommendations for reproducible research and translated them into criteria for assessing the reproducibility of articles in the field of geographic information science (GIScience). Using this criteria, we assessed a sample of GIScience studies from the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) conference series, and we collected feedback about the assessment from the study authors. Results from the author feedback indicate that although authors support the concept of performing reproducible research, the incentives for doing this in practice are too small. Therefore, we propose concrete actions for individual researchers and the GIScience conference series to improve transparency and reproducibility. For example, to support researchers in producing reproducible work, the GIScience conference series could offer awards and paper badges, provide author guidelines for computational research, and publish articles in Open Access formats.


PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2018
Extern publiziertJa

Externe IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-0024-5046/work/142255096



  • AGILE, Data science, GIScience, Open access, Open science, Reproducible conference publications, Reproducible research