Confidentiality policy with respect to your certification result
cascad and its staff commit to adhering to the strictest confidentiality standards with respect to the outcome of a certification demand. The reproducibility certificate and the associated rating are only communicated to the researcher who asked for a certification review. The researcher will be the one deciding on whether or not sharing this information with a third party, such as journal editors or research agencies. To do so, the researcher receives a private link with a random URL token. This private link allows a third party to get access to the reproducibility certificate and the certified resources. If the researcher agrees, the certificate can be publicly accessible on the cascad’s website.
Confidentiality policy with respect to your code and data
cascad and its staff commit to adhering to the strictest confidentiality standards when handling the code and data provided by the researcher. These numerical resources are only used to reproduce the results of the certified paper and are never publically disclosed without the explicit agreement of the researcher requesting a certification. If you decide to display your code and data, it will be publicly accessible on the open-access repository Zenodo.
Confidential data and secured environment
cascad can also propose on-demand reproducibility certification processes for research articles based on confidential data. Confidential data refers to sensitive information that is restricted due to risks regarding privacy protection and/or the various specific secrecies in different domains, e.g., tax, health, business, banking, professional. By definition, these data raises specific issue as concerned research reproducibility. cascad, as a third-party certification agency, can offer innovative solutions to alleviate this tension between confidentiality and reproducibility. Please contact us for more information.