The aim of an R3 initiative is to increase the overall reproducibility of scientific results and to improve research quality in your institution. To help you set up your own R3 initiative, ELIXIR-LU provides GDPR compliant data processes and data handling methods, as well as platforms and tools for high-quality scientific computing code. A standardised publication workflow is also available. It allows researchers to structure data, capture lab protocols and experimental methods in electronic lab notebooks, do version control for source code, manage workflow, and freeze project states via virtualisation technologies.

The R3 programme is built on three pillars:

  • R3 pathfinder
    Based on individual consultations, this part helps researchers to follow best practices.

  • R3 school
    It comprises courses on data protection, version control and computer basics.

  • R3 accelerator
    To further the quality and reproducibility of more mature projects with strong R3 components.

Researchers can also receive hands-on support through the R3 clinic.

You want to set up your own R3 initiative?

Contact the R3 team at ELIXIR-LU.