We are proud to welcome two US-based startups to the Digital Science family of companies: automated reproducibility assessment tool, Ripeta, and data science platform, Gigantum.

Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science, said:

“Reproducibility of research is one of the critical topics of modern times – if research is to remain trusted by the populations who fund it, then researchers must ensure that their research can be reproduced by others.”

Both companies are playing a key role in making scientific research reproducible and more transparent. Ripeta is developing a “credit report” for scientific publications to assess and help improve the transparency needed to effectively communicate research, while Gigantum is an emerging innovator in the area of data science platforms, supporting large-scale, data-oriented scientific research.

Leslie McIntosh, CEO of Ripeta, said:

“While technological innovations have accelerated scientific discoveries, they have complicated scientific reporting. Science is hard and reproducibility is important, so we need to make better science easier. We are developing the tools to make research methods transparent, enabling the verifiability, falsifiability and reproducibility of research. We are thrilled to receive this investment with the great team at Digital Science who provide a fantastic partnership. This will propel our work at Ripeta helping make scientific reporting more transparent.”

Dean Kleissas, Gigantum CTO, said:

“Despite wide adoption of open-source tools and growing willingness to share research code and data, we still can’t quite escape the evolving difficulties of publishing transparent and easily reproducible research for broad use and consumption. When we first spoke with Digital Science, I knew it was a good fit because we immediately clicked on the fact that best practices alone won’t do it. We need technological approaches that enable real changes in what people of all skill levels can do, not just the most skilled.”

Read the press release here.