The Whole Tale is an NSF DIBBS project focused on connecting scholarly publications with the underlying data and software used to produce research findings. The process of sharing scientific knowledge is moving away from traditional publications to executable objects integrating data and computational details. However, adoption of these processes across research disciplines faces both technical and institutional challenges. The Whole Tale project aims to address these challenges by connecting computational environments and data to traditional research and knowledge sharing infrastructure. The Whole Tale is concerned with the full spectrum of science — from the short to the long tail. A central concept is the creation of reproducible “living publications” or tales. These tales integrate the full research story into the data-to-publication lifecycle, enabling researchers to create sharable, reproducible computational narratives.
National Science Foundation – CC*DNI DIBBS: Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways: The Whole Tale (ACI-1541450), 2016-2021