Submitting your code for ERR verification

You may be asked by journal editors and conference organisers to submit your code as part of an Experimental Repeatability Requirement (ERR) to verify the claims made by you in a paper. It is important that you are aware of the conditions under which the ERR testing will occur, as some circumstances may contravene the terms of your funding agreement and/or adversely affect your ability to protect or commercially develop your software later on.

Where the journal or conference does not ensure that ERR will occur in a secure environment, OR where you are required to make the code and data available in an unrestricted manner before or after publication, you should always consult with Sydnovate before accepting these conditions.

Where the ERR does not require you to provide general public access to the code (or associated data base) , these circumstances are acceptable and your software, code or database can be sent to the publisher along with the ERR Testing Licence Statement below.

ERR Testing Licence:
I/We [Insert name(s) of the author(s) or other copyright owner] agree to grant to You [Insert name of the publisher/conference organiser] a non-exclusive license to copy, reproduce, and execute or run the software or code as referenced in paper titled [Insert name of Paper] (Code) for the sole purpose of performing an experimental repeatability test (Test). You may authorise others to do the same but subject always to these terms and only for the sole purpose of conducting the test.

You will at all times keep the Code and any associated text or data provided by me/us confidential during the repeatability test and for a period of 5 years afterward unless published or made publicly available lawfully and with my/our permission.

If the paper is rejected, this license is automatically revoked.

By accepting the Code for Your test you are acknowledging that You agree to be bound by these license terms. If you do not wish to accept these terms please destroy the Code and inform me/us that the test will not be conducted on our Code.