Open Research Programme

UKRN has launched a five-year programme of work across our consortium of institutional members, supported by our project partners and Research England, to accelerate the uptake of high-quality open research practices, and the many benefits to research quality, integrity and public trust in research that will consequently flow.

Initiatives and events

UKRN offers support for initiatives to promote robust and rigorous research, focusing on establishing conversations about reproducibility, providing tools and guidance to promote best practice, and encouraging professional development of researchers. UKRN runs and promotes events and regular workshops on the topic of reproducible research.

Conference audience


UKRN hosts an annual meeting in March each year, and supports an annual conference in September: Reproducibility, Replicability and Trust In Science. We also run regular workshops on the topics of leadership, data management, research culture and methods.


UKRN supports initiatives to encourage appropriate methodology, accountability and the establishment of working groups, as well as promoting conversations around open science and open research, and providing tools that make reproducibility easier.

Latest news

We produce news to promote examples of reproducible research in the UK, as well as our events and initiatives. Do you want to write about reproducibility in your field? Please contact us about writing for our blog.

Open Research Programme: November 2023 update

Open Research Programme: November 2023 update

The UKRN Open Research Programme continues to expand and gather momentum. See our May 2023 news update.  Immense progress has been made, thanks to all of those involved. Here is a quick summary and an indication of what’s coming up. Training We have released...

UKRN Launches STAR and METEOR Projects

UKRN Launches STAR and METEOR Projects

The UK Reproducibility Network is pleased to announce the launch of two new projects, working towards our vision of the UK research system being outstanding in conducting and promoting rigorous and transparent research.  STAR – Sustainable & TrAnsparent Research...

43 UK institutions reforming recruitment and promotion

43 UK institutions reforming recruitment and promotion

Today the UKRN is delighted to announce the launch of one of the largest national initiatives in the world to reform how open research is recognised and rewarded when researchers are recruited, promoted and appraised. The ‘OR4’ project, part of the UKRN’s Open...