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.

Events

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.

Initiatives

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 position on responsible research evaluation

UKRN position on responsible research evaluation

We appreciate that universities are not immune to financial pressures, and that there may be times when they have to reduce their headcount or re-align their priorities. However, the resulting career uncertainty has the potential to encourage researchers at all stages...

An enhanced narrative CV template for the research community

An enhanced narrative CV template for the research community

In September 2020, UKRI announced that it would replace the many and varied formats for providing CV and track record information with a single CV format based on the Royal Society’s résumé for researchers. The goal of this CV format is to help researchers to share...

University of Bristol Open Research Prize winners announced

University of Bristol Open Research Prize winners announced

University of Bristol is the latest to offer an Open Research Prize, following the lead of University of Surrey and the University of Reading. The University of Bristol, through collaboration between the UK Reproducibility Network and the University of Bristol Library...

University of Surrey Open Research Award winners announced

University of Surrey Open Research Award winners announced

By Emma Henderson The three winners of The University of Surrey’s 2021 Open Research and Transparency Showcase Awards were announced in early March 2021. The awards were devised as part of Surrey’s ongoing commitment to open research and designed to identify and...

University of Sheffield statement on Open Research

University of Sheffield statement on Open Research

We are pleased to report that the University of Sheffield now has an institutional statement on Open Research. Thank you to all who contributed towards making this happen. Many parts were adapted from fellow UKRN member's statements, demonstrating one of the benefits...

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