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 research outputs

UKRN position on research outputs

There is growing awareness of the value of making research artefacts – from data (broadly conceived) to final outputs (such as journal articles) – as open and available as they can be. Various benefits to this have been proposed, including improved accessibility to...

Wiley open research workshops: recordings now available

Wiley open research workshops: recordings now available

Wiley recently partnered with UKRN to host a series of open research workshops. Over 12 months, across 10 UK universities, and involving over 300 researchers, these workshops were tailored to university and researcher needs and transitioned to a virtual format over...

UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

We welcome efforts to identify ways of reducing research bureaucracy and unnecessary burdens placed on researchers, supporting them to focus on research itself (i). In particular, we are pleased to see reference to a “system-wide perspective”. However, we would also...

UKRN community shared resources page

UKRN community shared resources page

We have created a community repository for UKRN members to share resources, intended to promote collaboration and shared development. This is a public page, available at: https://osf.io/x8j9q (hosted by the Open Science Framework). As this is a new page, there are no...

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