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.


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.

New Year Update

New Year Update

We’re delighted to announce that the University of Leicester and University of Oxford have joined the UKRN-led Open Research programme. This consortium is now 20 universities working together with partners to improve open research practice in their own institutions...

Raising awareness of the how and why of open research

UKRN has today released a series of films to encourage and support researchers with their efforts to grow and embed open research practices across the sector.   Based on the existing UKRN...

The UKRN Dorothy Bishop Prize 2023

The UKRN Dorothy Bishop Prize 2023

Celebrating the contributions of Early Career Researchers to research improvement UKRN are seeking nominations of Early Career Researchers to recognise their achievements and contribution to open research. We particularly encourage nominations of individuals whose...


January 2023