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2 March 2015 Perspectives of the optical coherence tomography community on code and data sharing
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As optical coherence tomography (OCT) grows to be a mature and successful field, it is important for the research community to develop a stronger practice of sharing code and data. A prolific culture of sharing can enable new and emerging laboratories to enter the field, allow research groups to gain new exposure and notoriety, and enable benchmarking of new algorithms and methods. Our long-term vision is to build tools to facilitate a stronger practice of sharing within this community. In line with this goal, our first aim was to understand the perceptions and practices of the community with respect to sharing research contributions (i.e., as code and data). We surveyed 52 members of the OCT community using an online polling system. Our main findings indicate that while researchers infrequently share their code and data, they are willing to contribute their research resources to a shared repository, and they believe that such a repository would benefit both their research and the OCT community at large. We plan to use the results of this survey to design a platform targeted to the OCT research community – an effort that ultimately aims to facilitate a more prolific culture of sharing.
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Kristen L. Lurie, Behram F. T. Mistree, and Audrey K. Ellerbee "Perspectives of the optical coherence tomography community on code and data sharing", Proc. SPIE 9312, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIX, 93122M (2 March 2015);

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