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October 2021: cascad co-founder Christophe Pérignon will give a keynote speech at the 18th Corporate Finance Day on Open Science and Research Reproducibility.


July 2021: cascad partners with the organizing team of the 2022 annual meeting of the French Finance Association to verify the reproducibility of a selection of accepted papers (optional for authors). An award will be delivered to the “Best reproduced paper presented at the conference”.


July 2021: cascad being mentioned in a new study entitled “The Economics of Research Reproducibility” by Jean-Edouard Colliard, Christophe Hurlin and Christophe Pérignon. The latter two being cascad founders.


June 2021: cascad co-founder Christophe Pérignon participated in a focus group on “Publishing Reporducible Research Output” organized by Knowledge Exchange (KE), a consortium of six national organisations within Europe tasked with developing infrastructure and services to enable the use of digital technologies to improve higher education and research.


May 2021: cascad mentioned in the Report of the American Economic Association (AEA) Data Editor. Out of the 36 reports provided to AEA by external replicators or replication services, 21 were provided by cascad.


May 2021: cascad co-founder Christophe Pérignon gave the keynote speech at the 2021 HEC Liège Research Day on the following topic: “Reproducible Research in Economics and Management: Why and How”.


April 2021: cascad becomes a partner institution within the international #fincap project which aims to produce the first crowd-sourced empirical paper in Economics/Finance. 168 participating teams, 6 research questions, 1 single database. [watch video]


December 2020: On December 8th, 2020, Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris and cascad) discussed Research Reproducibility at the conference “Recherche scientifique et action publique” organized by CNRS and Cour des Comptes.

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December 2020: Cascad is mentioned in the latest EU report on research reproducibility as an innovative tool to promote reproducible research: “In European countries, efforts have ranged from innovative efforts, such as cascad, the first public laboratory for the certification of the reproducibility of scientific research, funded by the CNRS, HEC Paris, and the University of Orléans”. Link to full report


November 2020: Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris and cascad) gave a three-hour lecture on research reproducibility in the Degree in Scientific Data Management (University of Montpellier, France). Link:


March 2020: Because of the lockdown in France, cascad operations moved entirely online. Remote access to French administrative data used by researchers was made possible by the CASD. Access to virtual machines was provided by the HEC Paris IT team. The service has remained 100% online until the end of June 2021 when part of the team was back on the HEC Paris campus.


February 2020: Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris and cascad cofounder) presents cascad at the UK Data Service and Office for National Statistics (ONS) “Love your Code” conference in London.


December 2019: Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris and cascad cofounder) participates in a roundtable on Research Reproducibility with Confidential Data at the INEXDA workshop on Reproducible Research and Modern Data Analysis in Porto, Portugal.


July 2019: Publication in Science on the importance to verify scientific results based on confidential data. Also includes a discussion of the partnership between cascad and CASD, the French restricted data access center.  Link to the paper


July 2019: cascad partners with CASD (Centre d'Accès Sécurisé aux Données) to allow researchers and academic journals to verify results based on French confidential, administrative data accessed through CASD. The cascad reproducibility reviewer uses the exact same raw data and same code as the researchers.


June 2019: Christophe Pérignon (HEC Paris and cascad cofounder) participates in a roundtable on “New Perspective for reproducible research in economics” at the Annual Meeting of the French Economics Association in Orléans, France.