Toward standard practices for sharing computer code and programs in neuroscience

Eglen, Stephen John ; Marwick, B ; Halchenko, YO ; Hanke, M ; Sufi, S ; Gleeson, P ; Silver, RA ; Davison, AP ; Lanyon, L ; Abrams, M ; Wachtler, T ; Willshaw, DJ ; Pouzat, C ; Poline, J-B


Computational techniques are central in many areas of neuroscience and are relatively easy to share. This paper describes why computer programs underlying scientific publications should be shared and lists simple steps for sharing. Together with ongoing efforts in data sharing, this should aid reproducibility of research.