Code Ocean's Preservation Plan

Covering our preservation and access agreement with CLOCKSS, ownership of content on Code Ocean, and exporting capsules.

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Written by Shahar Zaks
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Ownership of uploaded content

Authors maintain copyright for and ownership of uploaded code and data. Code Ocean encourages authors to use permissive licenses whenever possible. 

Downloading Code Ocean content

Code Ocean is an open access platform and allows anyone to export capsules, published or private, for reuse or preservation outside the platform. Exporting a capsule will download:

  • all code and data (with instructions for accessing public datasets);

  • metadata;

  • a Dockerfile specifying the details for the computational environment, building on Docker base images from Code Ocean’s public Docker registry;

  • instructions for reproducing results locally.

See this blogpost for more on exporting capsules.

Code Ocean and CLOCKSS

Code Ocean has partnered with CLOCKSS to preserve published capsules associated with some of the journals we work with. For more information on how CLOCKSS manages the preservation and access of uploaded content, see Any further questions about the partnership, and whether your capsule is preserved as part of the arrangement, can be addressed to

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