UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

We welcome efforts to identify ways of reducing research bureaucracy and unnecessary burdens placed on researchers, supporting them to focus on research itself (i). In particular, we are pleased to see reference to a “system-wide perspective”. However, we would also...
UKRN community shared resources page

UKRN community shared resources page

We have created a community repository for UKRN members to share resources, intended to promote collaboration and shared development. This is a public page, available at: https://osf.io/x8j9q (hosted by the Open Science Framework). As this is a new page, there are no...
UKRN Newsletter – June 2021

UKRN Newsletter – June 2021

The June 2021 issue of the UKRN newsletter was published last week. If you missed it, a PDF version is available to view here: UKRN Newsletter – June 2021. To sign up our mailing list and receive future newsletters by email, head to this page, or you can also...
UKRN support for Local Network Leads

UKRN support for Local Network Leads

By Will Gawned, UKRN administrator The UK Reproducibility Network is committed to supporting its Local Network Leads, who represent the UKRN’s grassroots network of researchers, promoting open scholarship, open research and reproducibility. We are proud to be...
UK-wide survey on research and research-related issues

UK-wide survey on research and research-related issues

The UK Reproducibility Network, together with colleagues at the University of Glasgow, have been speaking to several UK funders about the possibility of configuring a formalised, and accredited, training course for PIs, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate...
UKRN position on academic publishing

UKRN position on academic publishing

The UK higher education sector has invested approximately £1bn in academic publishing over the last decade (i). In our view, the principles guiding interactions between UK institutions and academic publishers should be: Value for money. Availability of output to all...
Reproducibility for Everyone’s June campaign

Reproducibility for Everyone’s June campaign

Reproducibility for Everyone (R4E) is a community-led education project which aims to increase adoption of open research practices at scale. R4E volunteer co-instructors run over twenty workshops per year at premier scientific conferences. Since 2018, R4E volunteers...
UKRN position on meta-research

UKRN position on meta-research

Across many fields of research, it is now apparent that shortcomings in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of research weaken our collective efforts and limit our ability to translate knowledge into societal benefit. In many fields the problem is well...
UKRN position on responsible research evaluation

UKRN position on responsible research evaluation

We appreciate that universities are not immune to financial pressures, and that there may be times when they have to reduce their headcount or re-align their priorities. However, the resulting career uncertainty has the potential to encourage researchers at all stages...