- 1 Activities
- 1.1 Discussions on community-building and normalising open research practices
- 1.2 UKRN welcomes Sarah de Rijcke as new Chair of the UKRN Advisory Board
- 1.3 Our thanks and best wishes to Dorothy Bishop upon stepping down from the UKRN Advisory Board
- 1.4 Major funding boost for UK’s open research agenda
- 1.5 UKRN listed as an example of best practice in BBSRC report
- 1.6 Blog post on reproducibility and research integrity
ActivitiesCatch up on the latest UKRN news and get involved in UKRN events and initiatives
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.
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.
Marcus Munafò speaks to PLOS about how UKRN got to where it is today, what we do, and our plans for the future, and Cristiana Bercea and Robert Darby speak on Open Research Champions and normalising good research practices. Source: PLOS
We welcome Sarah de Rijcke as new Chair of the UKRN Advisory Board. Sarah is a Professor in Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies and Scientific Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She...
It is fair to say that without Dorothy Bishop, there would not be a UK Reproducibility Network. Her support can be traced at least as far back as 2015, to a meeting held by the Academy of Medical Sciences at the Wellcome Trust on the reproducibility and reliability of...
A consortium of 18 universities – members of the UK Reproducibility Network – has received significant funding to drive uptake of open research practices across the sector, furthering the UK’s position at the forefront of rigorous and reproducible research. The...
In May, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) held a virtual meeting on artificial intelligence in the biosciences. The summary report from that meeting has now been published, and lists UKRN as an example of best practice for what could...
Marcus Munafò has written a blog post for BMC (BioMed Central, a scientific open access publisher), titled 'Reproducibility and Research Integrity – a call for content'. You can view the blog post on their website here.