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.

Syndicate 1: The Cumberland Lodge Leadership Workshop

Authors: Sophie Turnbull, Kirsten Westmoreland, Lucy Wright The workshop provided a rare opportunity to step away from the day-to-day tasks that consume our lives as a researcher, to get see ourselves and leadership role in a broader context. This was facilitated by...

Syndicate 3: Time to Reflect on Leadership in Academia

Syndicate 3: Time to Reflect on Leadership in Academia

Authors: Tom Hardwicke, Georgie Bowyer, Michael Green, Victoria Harbottle, Suzi Gage, Katrina Hope, Joanna Martin. Photo credit: Madara Brice One crisp autumnal afternoon, beneath a giant statue of King George III straddling a copper horse, a group of researchers were...

UKRN: Meta-Research Postdoc Opportunity

UKRN: Meta-Research Postdoc Opportunity

The QUEST Center is offering a postdoc position at the Meta‑Research Innovation Center Berlin (METRIC-B) headed by John Ioannidis (from 03/2020). Research themes might include (but not limited to) data sharing, reproducibility, indicators for transparency,...

Research Integrity Workshops

Vitae will be holding research integrity workshops at two locations: in Edinburgh, at the Scottish Funding Council (8th October), and in London, at the Francis Crick Institute (25th October), see:

The MAPS Showcase Event

The MAPS Showcase Event took place on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at the University of Bristol, supported by the Jean Golding Institute, UK Reproducibility Network and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. The event marked the 60th anniversary of...


September 2020