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.

This will be done by investigating the factors that contribute to robust research, promoting training activities, and disseminating best practice, and working with stakeholders to ensure coordination of efforts across the sector.

It is led by Marcus Munafò (Bristol), Chris Chambers (Cardiff), Laura Fortunato (Oxford), Alexandra Collins (Imperial), and Malcolm Macleod (Edinburgh).

UKRN works across disciplines, ranging from the arts and humanities to the physical sciences, with a particular focus on the biomedical sciences.

We're represented within this consortium by Dr Matthew Parker, our senior lecturer in Behavioural Pharmacology and Neuroscience and group leader of our Brain and Behaviour laboratory. His research work focuses on the exploration of impulsive/compulsive behaviour and maladaptive habits.


ReproducibiliTea is a worldwide collection of journal clubs that regularly meet to discuss papers related to topics associated with the UKRN – including reproducibility, open science, research quality, and good/bad research practices in any field.

The Portsmouth club is organised by James Clay, Barbara Fontana, Harry Ramsey, Jennifer Burkhardt and Stefana Juncu, and all events take place at 4.00pm in King Henry Building, Room 6.12. 

    Find out more

    For more information about the UKRN – including details about the UKRN Steering Group and Advisory Board – visit the UKRN website. You can also visit the University's Open Science Network page for more information.