We now have journal clubs set up in many universities. Please use the search tool below to find out if there’s one in your area:
Our ReproducibiliTEA journal club is open to both staff and students within the Department of Health & Social Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE). At each meeting, we will discuss a key paper within the theme of ‘Replication, Reproducibility and Open Science’, with the journal club open to both novices and experts. The journal club will begin with a brief overview of a chosen paper with the remainder of the session dedicated to free discussion amongst attendees. You are also free to host a session yourself! We are hoping for a diverse range of attendees from students to Early Career Researchers and Professors. We hope that this journal club will provide a current overview of the Open Science Movement and invite both skeptics and enthusiasts alike! Given the journal clubs name, it is also essential that our meetings include a good cuppa’ tea and biscuits. We look forward to seeing you there and joining the movement.
Have you ever seen researchers chatting online? Yes, we at Bioclues.org have been exchanging e-mails, and messaging everywhere from erstwhile PhpBB2 forums to the WhatsApp chats. It is time we all came together to discuss interesting topics. Bioinformatics club for experimenting scientists (a.k.a. Bioclues) has set up a virtual journal club and you’re welcome to join! We already have state reps from India to help you get started.
The University of Bristol ReproducibiliTea journal club
Inspired by the original Oxford club ReproducibiliTea came to Bristol in January 2019 with the support of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN), which is now spreading to other universities.
We run an ECR-led weekly journal club open to all staff and students from any discipline.
Time & Place
Every other Tuesday, 4-5pm in 5 Priory Road, University of Bristol
In advance of each session, one attendee chooses a paper related to the barriers and solutions to better research methods in the life sciences. During the session the attendee presents a short (~15mins) overview of the chosen paper and the remainder of the session is dedicated to free discussion amongst all attendees.
Everyone is welcome to join us - skeptics and open science enthusiasts alike! We are hoping for a diverse range of attendees from all career stages, disciplines, and backgrounds.
How to join
To join the mailing list please email the club organiser, Katie Drax ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
We all wish Amy all the best!
Join us on Thursdays at 17:30 - 18:30 in KS7. Please note that the journal club runs during term time only.
This journal club is open to all University of Kent students and staff, from all departments and disciplines. We hope to make the journal club multidisciplinary and inclusive of all attitudes towards open science - diversity of opinions makes for the best discussions! There will be a short presentation of the paper, followed by an open discussion among attendees.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The ReproducibiliTea journal club in Frankfurt
Our journal club is organized by the Frankfurt Open Science Initiative, located within the Goethe University, and is open to anyone who is interested in the topic.
Every second Monday, starting from 14th of October 2019 onwards, we are going to meet in room 5.G202 in the PEG building, from 2pm to 3pm. Afterwards until 4pm, we are going to host an Open Science Café, where discussions can continue to flourish and general questions about Open Science can be asked (e.g., where and how can I upload my data?). All relevant materials as well as the latest schedule can be found on our OSF page.
In case you are interested in Open Science in general and want to be more involved, you can sign up here to our mailing list of the Frankfurt Open Science Initiative.
We are looking forward to welcoming you! :)
This journal club will be open and welcomed to all young researchers around Fukuoka and other areas in Japan! Please feel free to contact Yuki Yamada for details.
The ReproducibiliTea in Graz, Austria is organized by the PhD students Gabriela Hofer (Differential Psychology) and Hilmar Brohmer (Social Psychology) and is greatly supported by the Graz Open Science Initiative (@GrazOpenScience).
We are slowly evolving from a journal club of psychology papers to a multidisciplinary discussion group.
Moreover, our increasing number of attendees demonstrates an interest in Open Science-related topics throughout academic disciplines: In the spring / summer semester 2019 we counted usually 5 to 7 members per session. In fall / winter semester 2019/20 we are in the double digits (so far).
If you are interested to join our ReproducibiliTea please get in touch and come along!
The Leeds University ReproducibiliTea journal club. Check out the blog post for a flavour of the first two sessions!
The journal club was set up in September 2019 for early career researchers in the vision and language research group of the University of Leicester, but everyone is welcome! We get together (with tea, coffee and cake!) to discuss interesting journal articles and discuss topics like open science, replicability in research, pre-registration and data sharing, among others.
We meet every other Tuesday from 11am - 12pm in the George Davies Centre. Meeting details are circulated every week via email so if you are interested email me (email@example.com) and I will add you to the mailing list.
The ReproducibiliTea journal club is a member initiative of the Open Science Community Leiden. We’ll kick off on Thursday, 21st November, 4-6pm, location tba. Our journal club is open to anyone affiliated with Leiden University, no matter the background, discipline, or place in the hierarchy.
Anyone who’s never heard the term “open science” before is particularly welcome!
- introduce ourselves to methodological issues in the social sciences and beyond, and discuss potential ways forward
- learn about open science practices and help each other familiar with those
- connect students and researchers from various specializations who are interested in open science
Each session, a presenter will give a short overview of today’s paper, and prepare some highlights she/he finds interesting and worth a discussion. Everyone is free to contribute as much time, effort, or input as they wish.
1st RULE: You do talk about the journal club.
2nd RULE: You DO talk about the journal club.
3rd RULE: If someone says “Huh?” or goes quiet, please explain what you mean.
4th RULE: Only discussion, no grading, no judging.
5th RULE: One person talking at a time, don’t interrupt, don’t give dismissive looks or comments.
6th RULE: Many questions, many ideas. We’re all trying to learn from each other.
7th RULE: Discussions may go on as long as it has to. You are allowed to come late or leave early, because we’re aware that people may have other responsibilities.
8th RULE: If this is your first time at the journal club, you’re especially welcome.
The Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (LNRC) student club is organized by a few PhD students of the center, with no specific leader (here we rolled a dice to choose the JC communication ‘lead’). Student club sessions are organized on a monthly basis. They consist in a presentation of a paper, principle, software, method, etc somehow related to neuroscience which is then discussed in the way of locally trying to ‘fix science’. We seek to be very careful regarding the idea that any comments have to be welcomed and discussed regardless of the scientific statute at play. By ‘student club’, we do not mean that we exclude extra-student staff. They are all welcome, but we seek to stick to the bottom-up fashion of discussing, proposing, etc. In practice, our student club is also a chill-out time during which we drink tea and eat cakes.
About: The journal club is open to everyone across the the University of Manchester (attendees from Manchester Metropolitan University are also welcome!), from any discipline or department. From September 2019 we will meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11am in the Third Floor Meeting Room in the Zochonis Building. The most up-to-date information can generally be found on our OSF page, and we circulate the meeting details through the university’s Open Research mailing list which you can join by signing up here. We also have a Google calendar which you can find here or add to your own calendar by following this link.
The format: For each session, the presenter will provide a short (5-15mins) overview of the chosen paper with the remainder of the session dedicated to free discussion amongst all attendees.
Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome to join us - skeptics and enthusiasts alike! We are hoping for a diverse range of attendees from all career stages, disciplines, and backgrounds, and particularly enjoy hearing views views from all perspectives. Your voice is welcome here, and we offer a friendly atmosphere!
Welcome to the McMaster ReproducibiliTea journal club! We will begin meeting in January 2020 to discuss how we can help make science transparent, reproducible, and cumulative.
Everyone is welcome to join us - skeptics and enthusiasts alike! We welcome undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff from all departments and background, and hope to hear views from all perspectives.
The original reproducibiliTea Journal Club, meeting weekly during term-time at the University of Oxford. Most members come from the Department of Experimental Psychology, but we welcome people from all over the university, and have had regular members in the past from Anthropology and non-psychology parts of the Medical Sciences Division.
The majority of our regular members are graduate students and early career researchers, but we’re pleased to count one or two established faculty as regular members, too.
Our ReproducibiliTea Journal Club welcomes both staff and students. Our aim is to create a safe space, where we can discuss how should we do Open Science, how should we think about Transparent Science, and a bit of philosophy of Open Science. For each session, we select a target paper to read and discuss. We maintain a webpage where we have links to papers, dates and places, journal club entries, and follow-up materials: Plymouth ReproducibiliTea
ReproducibiliTea Rotterdam is a journal club organized by the Open Science Community Rotterdam (OSCR). We discuss documents addressing various topics on open science practices.
Every session, one discussant chooses a published article, preprint, or blog post about a specific open science topic (e.g., the advantages of publishing your work in open access journals, criticism of pre-publication peer review, best practices of data/code curation/sharing, …). The discussant prepares a short presentation (5’-15’) summarizing the main points of the document, but the bulk of the meeting (45’-55’) is dedicated to open discussion: is the topic relevant for your field of research? In case of specific issues, has anybody proposed and/or implemented some solutions? Can any of these solutions be translated, scaled, and applied in other research areas?
Even though some papers, at first glance, seem to relate only to a specific discipline (e.g., psychology has been working on open science issues quite intensively in the past years), we aim to extract general lessons that can be helpful for researchers in different fields.
A different discussant will take care of the initial summary, ensuring that different research areas are represented.
This journal club is open to everyone: PhD students, post-docs, junior and senior faculty, from any school/department at EUR and ErasmusMC. Interested Bachelor and Master students are also welcome to join, especially if it can be helpful for their thesis.
From November 2019 we will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:00. An invitation will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. If you are interested in joining but have not received an invitation, please contact Antonio Schettino (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Erasmus Research Services (ERS) will provide refreshments!
The Sheffield branch of ReproducibiliTea meets monthly starting in Autumn term 2019, and we will have people coming from a range of departments across the university. If you’re a student, early career researcher or staff, please do come and join us! Just log into MUSE, then sign up to our Google group and subscribe to our Google calendar.
Autumn 2019 programme
1pm Thursday 17 October
Information Commons Collaboratory 1
1pm Thursday 14 November
Pam Liversidge E06
1pm Tuesday 10 December
Jessop Ensemble Room 1
ReproducibiliTea at the University of Surrey is run by PGRs and ECRs from the Surrey Reproducibility Society. It forms a central part of the society’s activities. The society organise meetings on a fortnightly basis with different sessions taking place every time. We organise sessions that aim to deliver workshops and demonstrations to aid the development of skills needed to implement reproducible and open science methods. We alternate these with the ReproducibiliTea journal club sessions occurring once a month. Our focus is interdisciplinary and we welcome attendees at all levels of academic careers. Anyone can become a member of the Surrey Reproducibility Society, please send us an email to be added to the mailing list and receive our fortnightly newsletter.
We take special care to collect a library of resources to aid independent learning of reproducible and open science methods in between society meetings. They can be found on our OSF page along with detailed notes from each society meeting.
About us The Taipei ReproducibiliTea journal club meets at Taipei Medical University to have open discussions about what might be wrong with the way we are doing science and how to make things better.
People from an field, at any institution in Taipei, and at any stage of their career are all welcome to come along and join in.
Bring a cup and enjoy some tea, some biscuits, and some friendly science chat!
The journal club is open to everyone across York University, from any discipline, department, or level of study.
Meeting times and locations will be announced soon.
About: The journal club is open to everyone!
We started the Wuerzburg open science journal club in 2018. We’re now a small group of bachelors’ students, PhD researchers and postdocs, and we hope to welcome people from other departments and disciplines as well. We usually meet every second or third Wednesday at 6pm at Room 217 in the Marcusstr. The dates as well as topics/papers discussed will be announced via our mailing list, which you can join by signing up here.
Want to start your own journal club?
Do it! It’s a low commitment, fun and flexible way to start spreading Open Science ideas in your department. Plus you get free merchandise sponsored by the UK Reproducible Research Network.
We have an OSF page where you can download all the necessary materials that you can freely share and adapt. There you will find:
- A welcome letter telling you more about ReproducibiliTea
- The ReproducibiliTea Logo
- Various ReproducibiliTea poster templates
- A sample checklist for organising your own Journal Club
- Paper suggestions for what to cover
- And much much more …
If you are planning to start your own ReproducibiliTea journal club please get in touch with Amy Orben (email@example.com). If you are from a UK university you will then be sent a starter pack including a spectacular teapot(!). If you are from another university you will be sent some just as amazing stickers! Amy will also add you to an amazing Slack channel that will help you keep in touch with other journal clubs around the world.