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UKRN Newcastle

UKRN Local Network

Newcastle is a member of the UK Reproducibility Network. The UKRN is a national peer-led consortium which strives for the UK to be world leading in rigorous research. One of the pathways to promote best practice in Open Research is for each member institution to form their own local network.

"Local networks provide a mechanism through which the aims of the UKRN can be promoted within that institution. A Local Network Lead provides the point of contact for UKRN and represents the grassroots network of researchers at that institution."

UKRN Newcastle is our local network. It provides a forum to discuss issues of openness, transparency and reproducibility in the research we do and how we can create a culture of open research at the university. 

The network is open to anyone and you can join us on Teams and on our mailing list. We use these channels to share relevant information and events relating to open research and wider research culture.

The network is facilitated by our local network leads Helen Gray and Steve Boneham, who act as a link between the university and the wider UKRN community by engaging in UKRN activities and representing the views of the network in feedback to UKRN. They also run our Reproducibilitea journal club and organise events and drop-in sessions to support colleagues with open research practices.