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.

Spotlight an ORCA: Joe Corneli

Spotlight an ORCA: Joe Corneli

This spotlight feature is about Joe Corneli, the ORCA at Oxford Brookes. In fact, Joe is only three days a week on the Open Research Programme; his other time is split between leading an AI and data analysis network and wide-ranging work for the Research and...

Spotlight an ORCA: Alice Howarth

Spotlight an ORCA: Alice Howarth

Alice is the ORCA at the University of Liverpool who is involved in a quite dizzying number of activities with the Open Research Programme, at Liverpool and beyond! Liverpool is heavily engaged in the Open Research Programme, playing a leading role in most of the...