UKRN listed as an example of best practice in BBSRC report

UKRN listed as an example of best practice in BBSRC report

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...
Blog post on reproducibility and research integrity

Blog post on reproducibility and research integrity

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.
The Inaugural UKRN Local Network Lead Summer Retreat

The Inaugural UKRN Local Network Lead Summer Retreat

We have become enculturated to believe we can’t, whereas – actually – we can. – Marcus Munafò, Cumberland Lodge (10th August, 2021) A key component of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) is its grassroots network of (at the time of writing!) 64 Local Network Leads...
Northumbria joins UK Reproducibility Network

Northumbria joins UK Reproducibility Network

Welcome to Northumbria University who have officially joined UKRN. The main criterion for membership is that the University creates a senior academic role with responsibility for research improvement and integrity and to advance the adoption of open research practices...
UKRN position on research outputs

UKRN position on research outputs

There is growing awareness of the value of making research artefacts – from data (broadly conceived) to final outputs (such as journal articles) – as open and available as they can be. Various benefits to this have been proposed, including improved accessibility to...
Wiley open research workshops: recordings now available

Wiley open research workshops: recordings now available

Wiley recently partnered with UKRN to host a series of open research workshops. Over 12 months, across 10 UK universities, and involving over 300 researchers, these workshops were tailored to university and researcher needs and transitioned to a virtual format over...
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...