- 1 UKRN Community
UKRN CommunityMembers of our Steering Group, Local Networks, Institutions, External Stakeholders and Advisory Group
Local Network Leads
The network’s grassroots reproducibility representatives and network points of contact at their respective institutions.
Independent of the Local Network Lead; point of contact for, and representing, the institution’s senior management team.
Funders, publishers, learned societies and other external stakeholders supporting the UKRN.
An external advisory group comprising senior academics from the international research community.
Organisation and membership
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. UKRN consists of a Steering Group, Local Networks (led by Local Network Leads), Institutions (represented by Institutional Leads) and a Stakeholder Engagement Group (comprising full and affiliate external stakeholders). The Steering Group is advised by an external Advisory Board comprising senior academics from the international research community.
The Steering Group is responsible for the overall coordination of UKRN activity and strategy. It reports to the Local Network Leads, Institutional Leads, and to the Stakeholder Engagement Group. The current Steering Group will continue until March 2022.
Marcus Munafò (Chair)
Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol and Programme Lead within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. He has a long-standing interest in meta-research, and the factors and incentive structures that shape researcher behaviour and research quality.
Chris Chambers is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cardiff University and Head of Brain Stimulation at CUBRIC. He is interested in the role of science in the media, mechanisms for improving evidence-based public policy, and tools for reducing bias in publishing.
Alexandra Collins is a Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at Imperial College, and a Knowledge Exchange Fellow funded by NERC. She is interested in improving evidence-based environmental decision making, focusing on research reproducibility and credibility.
Laura Fortunato is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her interests focus on the provision of open research training, effective computing for research reproducibility and the use of free and open source software.
Nicole Janz is Assistant Professor in International Relations (with Quantitative Methods) at the University of Nottingham. Her current research agenda focuses on three linked topics: comparative human rights, corruption in Brazil, and research transparency.
Malcolm Macleod is Professor of Neurology and Translational Neurosciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research, and in developing and evaluating strategies to achieve these goals.