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.

UKRN Releases a Primer on Community Engagement in Research

UKRN Releases a Primer on Community Engagement in Research

UKRN is pleased to announce the release of a new primer on community engagement in research. Community engagement in research is a complex topic, with approaches varying between disciplines. This primer is aimed at researchers, particularly those who are new to...

Training alert! Deadline 8th March

Training alert! Deadline 8th March

Today the UKRN Open Research Programme releases detailed information about this round of training in the first half of 2024, and also about its community of practice for open research trainers. This is an opportunity for all partners in the Open Research Programme to...

UKRN Open Research Programme expands still further

Today we announce that two more UK institutions, the Universities of Leeds and Sussex, have joined the UKRN Open Research Programme, bringing the total number of partners to 24. This means that two thirds of the now 36 institutional members of UKRN have joined the...

Pre-submission certification of computational reproducibility

Pre-submission certification of computational reproducibility

Dr Reny Baykova is a lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Sussex, interested in improving open science and reproducibility practices in quantitative research. Quantitative research findings are relevant only if they are computationally reproducible –...