Using blockchain technology to enable reproducible science

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Abstract

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is an exascale radio telescope presenting grand scientific collaboration and data-processing challenges. The SKA, driven by computational workflows, poses unique challenges to scientists who must reconcile observational science with extreme-scale computing. Motivated by the reproducibility crisis and the SKA's imminent construction, we frame computational workflows as a tool facilitating reproducible science, formally defining hardware, scale, and software agnostic workflow reproducibility tests. A blockchain-inspired implementation of these tests provides an amortised constant-time method to verify the scientific quality of computational workflows, ensuring the quest to enable truly reproducible science is itself a scientific endeavour.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Wicenec, Andreas, Supervisor
  • Datta, Amitava, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date15 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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