Conceptual Diagram Illustrating Inference Pathways and Provenance in the SKOPE framework. Observational data with appropriate metadata are used in different computational models and simulations, yielding derived data products with descriptive metadata. Through further analysis and visualization methods, scientists may discover patterns that strengthen or weaken existing hypotheses (or even refute them). The results in turn give rise to new questions, hypotheses, and ideas for further experiments. Result transparency and reproducibility are enhanced by incorporating provenance-capture and analysis technologies as part of the framework.
SKOPE will be able to report the provenance of the resulting data products and information, including both citations of the data sources utilized and documentation of the synthetic procedures employed. A key component of that effort is the development of Yesworkflow.