Good Laboratory Practice for optimization research

Graham Kendall, Ruibin Bai, Jacek Błazewicz, Patrick De Causmaecker, Michel Gendreau, Robert John, Jiawei Li, Barry McCollum, Erwin Pesch, Rong Qu, Nasser Sabar, Greet Vanden Berghe, Angelina Yee

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Good Laboratory Practice has been a part of non-clinical research for over 40 years. Optimization Research, despite having many papers discussing standards being published over the same period of time, has yet to embrace standards that underpin its research. In this paper we argue the need to adopt standards in optimization research. Building on previous papers, many of which have suggested that the optimization research community should adopt certain standards, we suggest a concrete set of recommendations that the community should adopt. We also discuss how the proposals in this paper could be progressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-689
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • operations research
  • optimization
  • reproducibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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