May 26, 2022

Preserving Code Associated with Research Articles: CLOCKSS Archive and Code Ocean Announce Preservation Partnership


Code Ocean compute capsules associated with published research will now be preserved by CLOCKSS

Code Ocean and CLOCKSS announce that Code Ocean will preserve its compute capsules in the CLOCKSS Archive to ensure the long-term accessibility of code associated with research articles.

Code and software are increasingly crucial to the conduct of research and to the production of scholarly articles. Code Ocean’s robust system allows authors to deposit their code, to make it available for others to reuse, and to reproduce published results. CLOCKSS will provide Code Ocean with a layer of preservation in the unlikely event that Code Ocean can no longer function.

CLOCKSS, a sustainable and globally distributed archive, will preserve all elements of Code Ocean’s compute capsules, including the code, data, results, metadata and the Dockerfile associated with published research from participating publishers.

“Code Ocean is committed to the long-term preservation of compute capsules,” says Simon Adar, CEO of Code Ocean. “As part of our mission to make the world’s scientific code more reproducible and reusable, we are excited to partner with CLOCKSS to ensure compute capsules are preserved for the scientific community.”

Craig Van Dyck, Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive adds, “CLOCKSS is pleased to preserve the material that Code Ocean makes available. Code has become an intrinsic part of the scholarly record, and CLOCKSS will ensure its long-term preservation and accessibility.”

Code Ocean joins over 200 publishers and over 300 libraries in participating with CLOCKSS.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.