Reproducibility, Replicability and Trust in Science (Virtual Conference)09 - 11 September 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
- Abstract deadline 04 August 2020
- Registration deadline 02 September 2020
Improving the robustness of scientific research
Owing to the ongoing situation with covid-19, this event will be organised as a virtual conference.
This new meeting will bring together an international audience of researchers motivated to improve the robustness of scientific research. It will also involve important stakeholder groups: data and services providers, publishers, institutions and funders that are developing policies and tools.
The overarching theme of this conference is to position the challenge of reproducibility and replicability as a behaviour-change problem that when addressed can lead to culture change within research. The programme will explore how the right incentives can drive positive behaviour, with examples presented from a variety of groups and organisations. We will also focus on the development and implementation of open science tools, which can help researchers produce transparent, trustworthy and therefore potentially better-quality scientific outputs.
The meeting will also stimulate collaboration on practical measures that can improve the quality of scientific enquiry and reporting. We will focus on the evidence base for such measures and tools, and discuss their effectiveness and impact.
The programme will focus on the following areas:
- Infrastructure and tools that make behaviour change possible or easier, led, for example, by service providers of open data infrastructure or publishing mechanisms
- Normative changes, for example, led by peer-led/grassroots groups who are trying to establish new norms in their communities
- Incentives and research assessment, for example, led by funders, research institutions, and publishing platforms/journals
- Policies, for example, set by funders, research institutions, journals and research infrastructures
The format will include presentations from international leaders with ample time for discussion. Abstracts on all areas of the conference are welcome for poster or oral presentations. The final day of the conference will include a series of online workshop sessions and peer-led group discussions. The participation of early career researchers will be a will be a strong and prominent thread throughout the conference.
The conference will start at 12.30 on 9 September and finish at ~2pm on 11 September 2020.
Topics will include:
- Infrastructure and tools
- Improving research culture
- Policy initiatives
- Improving research quality
There will be a series of break-out sessions on the final day of the conference.
- Organisers/ Speakers
Scientific programme committee
University of Bristol, UK
Author and journalist, UK
Olavo Amaral – University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Julie Beeso – Oxford PharmaGenesis, UK
Ewan Birney – EMBL-EBI, UK
Niklas Blomberg – ELIXIR, UK
Anne-Marie Coriat – Wellcome, UK
Malcolm Macleod – University of Edinburgh, UK
Sarah de Rijcke – Leiden University, The Netherlands
Sandra Schmid – UT Southwestern, USA
Magdalena Skipper – Nature, UK
Zoey Willard – Conference & Events Organiser
Treasa Creavin – Scientific Programme Manager
Standard rate Student £50 Delegates from LMICs* £50 Academic £100 Commercial £150
The virtual registration package includes: Access to all live-streamed sessions (including poster sessions and online networking channels), as well as access to all sessions ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event.
*To increase the international diversity of attendees at our meetings, we have reduced fees for delegates from Lower and Middle Income Countries (see list of countries here).
We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.
Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.
The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an oral or poster presentation.
All abstract submissions accepted for a poster presentation will be given the opportunity to upload a short video describing their work.
Abstract deadline: 4 August 2020
How to upload an abstract once you have already completed registration:
- Log back into your registration account using either Firefox or Internet Explorer as your browser, via link above the ‘Share’ button on the right hand column of this page
- Click on ‘Account’ (top right).
- Then click on ‘View account history’. This will show a table of your event registrations.
- In the right-hand column you will see the option to ‘Upload file’ – click on this and select to upload an abstract.
If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.