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Ten Simple Rules for Effective Computational Research

  • James M. Osborne mail,

    James.Osborne@cs.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom, Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Miguel O. Bernabeu,

    Affiliations: CoMPLEX, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, Physics Building, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Computational Science, Department of Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maria Bruna,

    Affiliations: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom, Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Ben Calderhead,

    Affiliation: CoMPLEX, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, Physics Building, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan Cooper,

    Affiliation: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Neil Dalchau,

    Affiliation: Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Sara-Jane Dunn,

    Affiliation: Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Alexander G. Fletcher,

    Affiliation: Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Robin Freeman,

    Affiliations: Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CoMPLEX, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, Physics Building, London, United Kingdom

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  • Derek Groen,

    Affiliation: Centre for Computational Science, Department of Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Bernhard Knapp,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Greg J. McInerny,

    Affiliations: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom, Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Gary R. Mirams,

    Affiliation: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Joe Pitt-Francis,

    Affiliation: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Biswa Sengupta,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • David W. Wright,

    Affiliations: CoMPLEX, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, Physics Building, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Computational Science, Department of Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christian A. Yates,

    Affiliation: Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • David J. Gavaghan,

    Affiliation: Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen Emmott,

    Affiliation: Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Charlotte Deane

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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About the Authors

James M. Osborne, Maria Bruna, Jonathan Cooper, Greg J. McInerny, Gary R. Mirams, Joe Pitt-Francis, David J. Gavaghan
Computational Biology Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Wolfson Building, Oxford, United Kingdom
James M. Osborne, Maria Bruna, Neil Dalchau, Sara-Jane Dunn, Robin Freeman, Greg J. McInerny, Stephen Emmott
Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Miguel O. Bernabeu, Ben Calderhead, Robin Freeman, David W. Wright
CoMPLEX, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, Physics Building, London, United Kingdom
Miguel O. Bernabeu, Derek Groen, David W. Wright
Centre for Computational Science, Department of Chemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Alexander G. Fletcher, Christian A. Yates
Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, United Kingdom
Bernhard Knapp, Charlotte Deane
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Biswa Sengupta
The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: James.Osborne@cs.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

ND, SJD, and SE are paid employees of Microsoft Research (MSR) and JMO, MB, RF, and GJM are partly supported by MSR. This does not alter our adherence to the PLOS policies on sharing data and materials. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.