The UK Reproducibility Network
Research and innovation culture
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 4pm in King Henry Building, Room 6.12.
Upcoming discussion dates
- Thursday 28 November – A Manifesto for Reproducible Science – Theme: The problem defined
- Thursday 12 December – False Positive Psychology – Theme: Examining analytic flexibility
- Thursday 16 January 2020 – Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices with Incentives for Truth Telling – Theme: Questionable research practices
- Thursday 30 January – Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science – Theme: Reproducibility Now
- Thursday 13 February – Is the Replicability Crisis Overblown? Three Arguments Examined – Theme: Has the debate gone too far?
- Thursday 27 February – Open Science: What, Why and How – Theme: Open data and materials
- Thursday 12 March – The Natural Selection of Bad Science – Theme: And what about the future?
- Thursday 26 March – The Preregistration Revolution – Theme: Preregistration as a solution
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.