Reproducibility, Replicability and Trust in Science (Virtual Conference)

07–09 September 2022

Wellcome Genome Campus, Virtual

Improving the robustness of scientific research

Summary

This meeting will bring together an international audience of researchers motivated to improve the robustness of scientific research. It will also include important stakeholder groups such as data and services providers, tool developers, publishers, institutions and funders that are developing policies relating to research reproducibility.

The overarching theme of the 2022 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 various approaches to effecting and supporting this culture change will be explored in this year’s programme.

Discussions will include topics such as the challenges of ensuring reproducibility and replicability in large, multicentre research collaborations, training researchers in reproducibility, the role of policy development, tools that support reproducibility and replicability, social and behavioural aspects of culture change, local challenges to reproducibility on a global scale, and improving reproducibility and replicability leads to better-quality, transparent and more equitable research outputs, building.

The format will include presentations from international leaders with ample time for discussion and debate. Abstracts on all areas of the conference are welcome for a poster or oral presentation. The participation of early career researchers will be a strong and prominent thread throughout the conference.

In addition to the plenary presentations and discussion, the conference will include a panel discussion on how we could better demonstrate and measure progress in delivering more reproducible and replicable research, giving all delegates an opportunity to contribute.

Programme

The conference will start at approximately 12.00 on Wednesday 7 September and close at approximately 16.00 on Friday 9 September 2022. All times are in BST. See the time where you are here.

Discussions will focus on a variety of exciting topics, including:

  • Research culture and integrity
  • Trust in science
  • Global perspectives on open science
  • Training
  • Big team science
  • Building reproducibility networks – panel discussion

Committee and speakers

Scientific Programme Committee

Olavo Amaral
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Michele Garfinkel
EMBO, Germany

Johanna McEntyre
EMBL-EBI, UK

Marcus Munafò
University of Bristol, UK

Keynote Speaker

Maria Leptin
European Research Council

Confirmed speakers

Nicholas Coles – Stanford University, USA
Natalie Evans – Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
Fiona Fidler – University of Melbourne, Australia
Alexandra Freeman – University of Cambridge/Octopus, UK
Roderic Guigo – CRG Barcelona, Spain
Erin McKiernan – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Roger Pielke Jr. – University of Colorado, USA
Jakub Rajčáni – Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia
Tony Ross-Hellauer – TU Graz, Austria
Tracey Weissgerber – QUEST Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
Melanie Welham – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), UK

Organisers – Wellcome Connecting Science

Zoey Willard, Conference & Events Organiser
Nagehan Ramazanoglu Bahadir, Scientific Programme Officer

Registration

Registration deadline: 31 August 2022 (virtual)

Deadlines close at 23.59 British summer time.

Registration Fee
Delegates from LMICs* Free
Student/trainee £50
Academic/non-profit organisation £100
Healthcare professional £100
Commercial/for-profit organisation £150

Registration fee includes:

  • Access to the virtual event portal (Log in details will be emailed a few days before the event starts)
  • Live-stream sessions, including posters and online networking channels
  • Recordings of the live-stream sessions, available ‘on-demand’ for four weeks after the event ends.

* To promote more inclusive scientific discussions with international colleagues at our conferences, delegates based in Lower and Middle-Income Countries can register for free (see list of countries here).

If you are an editor or journalist, please contact the conference organiser for more information about the discounted fee.

Financial assistance

Bursaries

Bursary deadline is extended to 19 July 2022.

A limited number of registration bursaries are available to attend this conference in person (up to 50% of the registration fee). Priority will be given to PhD students submitting abstracts who are facing financial barriers.

To apply, please complete your event registration and bursary application before the bursary deadline. The following documents will need to be provided as part of the bursary application:

  • Abstract (to be submitted during the registration process)
  • A short CV
  • A justification letter explaining how you will benefit from attending the conference and indicating financial need.

If you have already registered for the conference you are still welcome to apply for a bursary, please contact the conference organiser.

Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.

Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline is extended to 19 July 2022.

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. We encourage you to attend in person if you submit an abstract for a short talk.

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. You are welcome to submit a second abstract, please follow the instruction below.

The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been selected to present an oral or poster presentation.

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book; poster board numbers will be allocated at the conference.

If you have already completed your registration and subsequently wish to submit an abstract, please follow these instructions.

Sponsors

If you are interested in supporting this meeting, please contact the conference organiser.

You can view the sponsorship options here.

Testimonials

Delegate feedback from the 2020 virtual conference:

“I would just like to express my gratitude to the organisers for such a useful and stimulating event”

“The conversation among poster presenters and the variety of how the posters were presented was fantastic.”

“Excellent speakers and chair-persons, broad range of topics, some food for thought.”

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