Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct outlines our expectations to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all people


The UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) is a peer-led consortium that aims to ensure the UK retains its place as a centre for world-leading research, by investigating the factors that contribute to robust research, providing training and disseminating best practice, and working with stakeholders to ensure coordination of efforts across the sector. It is led by the UKRN Steering Group (“the Steering Group”), which currently comprises Marcus Munafò (Bristol), Chris Chambers (Cardiff), Alexandra Collins (Imperial College), Laura Fortunato (Oxford), and Malcolm Macleod (Edinburgh).

The UKRN originated from activity across the UK seeking to understand the factors that contribute to poor research reproducibility and replicability, and to develop approaches to counter these and improve the quality of the research we produce. These issues affect all disciplines, so the UKRN aims for broad disciplinary representation. UKRN’s position is that ongoing efforts to address these issues represent an opportunity to improve our research by reforming culture and practice. Consistent with this, all participants in our activity, events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

To this end, everyone participating in UKRN activities is required to adhere to the Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all UKRN activity including, but not limited to, meetings, email and Slack channels. Meeting hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By taking part, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures by which the UKRN resolves any Code of Conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.

The UKRN Steering Group is responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct.

Contact by emailing, or via an anonymous form. All reports will be reviewed by the Steering Group and will be kept confidential.