Open Code

Definition: Making computer code (e.g., programming, analysis code, stimuli generation) freely and publicly available in order to make research methodology and analysis transparent and allow for reproducibility and collaboration. Code can be made available via open code websites, such as GitHub, the Open Science Framework, and Codeshare (to name a few), enabling others to evaluate and correct errors and re-use and modify the code for subsequent research.

Related terms: Computational Reproducibility, Open Access, Open Licensing, Open Material, Open Source, Open Source Software, Reproducibility, Syntax

Reference: Easterbrook (2014)

Drafted and Reviewed by: Charlotte R. Pennington, Elizabeth Collins, Mahmoud Elsherif, Christopher Graham, Emma Henderson

Note that we are currently working on an automated mechanism to link references cited above with their full-length version that can be found at with all references used so far.