TIER2 aims to foster the creation of three new Reproducibility Networks (RNs) in “Widening participation” countries. The aim of Reproducibility Networks is to foster rigorous research practices and increase the trustworthiness of scientific work.
Following our initial open call in 2023, two consortia in Georgia and Ukraine have been awarded. Read more about these consortia, including their plans and motivations to establish RNs in their respective countries here.
To complement the existing efforts in Georgia and Ukraine, we are launching a new call inviting consortia in “Widening participation” countries to apply. Through this current call, a third consortium will receive an award of 5,000 Euros to organise an initial meeting to establish a Reproducibility Network in its country.
Selection will be based on the feasibility, scope, and sustainability of the proposal.
A national reproducibility network is a countrywide peer-led consortium that aims to improve research practices by promoting, supporting and investigating factors contributing to robust research including, but not limited to, reproducibility, replicability, and Open Science. Activities may include promoting training activities, disseminating best practices, supporting research on reproducible research practices, and advocacy for reproducible and open research.
A reproducibility network typically serves as a hub to connect researchers and scientists to exchange ideas and good practices, promoting collaboration among scientists from a range of scientific disciplines. These networks provide infrastructure, facilitate opportunities for researchers and initiatives to support and amplify each other’s efforts, and foster community building and shared problem solving.
Please submit your application via email to Friederike Kohrs (email@example.com) and Alexandra Bannach-Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can download the application form here.
For all questions regarding the application process, contact Friederike Kohrs at email@example.com.
In addition, if you would like specific advice regarding the aims of the Reproducibility Networks as well as on how to set one up, you are welcome to contact Marcus Munafo (Marcus.Munafo@bristol.ac.uk), Chair of the UKRN steering group.