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.

Open Research Programme: May 2023 update

Back in December I said that I would try to provide regular updates here on the UKRN Open Research Programme; apologies for not having done this as much as I would have liked; it has been a busy time. Several more UKRN institutions have expressed interest in being a...

UKRN joins the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)

UKRN joins the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)

The UK Reproducibility Network has signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment (ARRA) and has joined the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment, CoARA. If rigour and transparency in research are to be better recognised and rewarded, then research...

Rights retention: A Primer from UKRN

Rights retention: A Primer from UKRN

When authors retain the rights to their accepted manuscripts, they and others are able to reuse that material for research, teaching, in books, online, and to meet funder open access requirements. UKRN today releases another in its series of primers to introduce key...