The paper Reproducible Research as a Community Effort: Lessons from the Madagascar Project was published in the January/February 2015 issue of Computing in Science and Engineering, a special issue on Scientific Software Communities.

Reproducible research is the discipline of attaching software code and data to publications, which enables the reader to reproduce, verify, and extend published computational experiments. Instead of being the responsibility of an individual author, computational reproducibility should become the responsibility of open source scientific-software communities. A dedicated community effort can keep a body of computational research alive by actively maintaining its reproducibility. The Madagascar open source software project offers an example of such a community.