There is a new talk on the talks page. It is about a project which I have spent a large part of the past two years working on, called Rivet for heavy ions.
The project is based on the Rivet project, which is an analysis toolkit for high energy Monte Carlo simulations. The idea is that experimental papers are implemented in code, and one can then with the press of a button compare any Monte Carlo simulation to the results obtained in the paper. This is pretty valuable stuff, especially as Rivet has more than 400 analyses implemented.
What we have done in this project, is to extend the analysis toolkit to also handle heavy ion collisions. Time will tell if the toolkit will be as well received in the heavy ion community as in the pp community, but already now the initial investment is paying off in form of easy validation of our models.