It is fair to say that without Dorothy Bishop, there would not be a UK Reproducibility Network. Her support can be traced at least as far back as 2015, to a meeting held by the Academy of Medical Sciences at the Wellcome Trust on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research. Discussions about how we could work collectively to address the issues raised at that meeting led to a small groups of academics, led by Dorothy, to begin lobbying funders for support. Over time, support grew to the point where we were able to launch UKRN in March 2019, and Dorothy agreed to chair our Advisory Board, which provides support and challenge for the Steering Group. She has done so for almost three years. It is therefore with great sadness that we have to announce that Dorothy will be stepping down, as she will shortly be retiring. Her contribution to UKRN, and to the wider academic community, is hard to express. For many years, she has been a role model and inspiration for countless researchers across all career stages. She has also been a fierce supporter of efforts to improve research quality in general, and UKRN in particular. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for everything she has done for our community (although it is fairly certain that she will continue to be an outspoken voice for reform!). Thank you Dorothy, and we hope you have a very enjoyable retirement!
- The University of East Anglia joins UKRN network
- The UKRN Dorothy Bishop Prize 2022: Celebrating the contributions of Early Career Researchers to research improvement
- New animated explainer on data sharing, now available to view online
- UKRN position on correcting the research record
- UKRN Newsletter – September 2021