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:
A journal club hosted by the AERIS Lab (CS department, School of Science, Aalto University). We cover methods and open science practices primarily in games research. Our home disciplines are HCI and Psychology, but every discipline is welcome!
The journal club is open to everyone across the the VU Amsterdam and nearby universities, from any discipline or department.
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.
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!
This journal club meets twice every month and discusses selected papers on scientific rigor. An attendee takes the responsibility at each meeting that makes a short summary of the paper and leads the discussion.
Our meetings are open to all researchers and students from Baskent University and other universities located in Ankara. We welcome attendees with different backgrounds and disciplines. We assure a friendly and open environment in meetings. So, please attend for tea, snacks, open science, and friendly conversation.
Our ReproducibiliTEA journal club is open to both staff and students within the School of Psychology at Aston University. 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.
We meet every Thursday 16:30-18:00, ONLINE for the foreseeable future. Get in touch via email! 3 ECTS can be obtained for regular participation. Read the paper and come by for tea and discussion!
Next meetings: 03/12, 17/12
About us: This journal club is organized by two PhD candidates at BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior. The journal club is open to everyone at BI Norwegian Business School, staff and students, across departments (and campuses). Everyone is welcome to join us - whether you are an enthusiast, skeptic, or a cautious explorer. We plan to kick off our journal club this May. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested to participate or contribute!
- provide an informal and friendly platform for discussions about open science and reproducibility
- help each other get familiarized with open science practices (e.g., pre-registrations, sharing data, sharing preprints, etc.)
- connect students and researchers from various specializations who are interested in open science
Format: Before each meeting, we read an article on open science practices and methods in general, which we then discuss during the meeting. At each meeting, a different presenter will begin by providing a short overview of the paper and facilitate discussion throughout the meeting. Anyone can propose a possible paper or topic to present if we have not covered it already. Grab a cup of tea (coffee?) and join us! Due to the current pandemic, all sessions will be held online (Zoom) for the time being.
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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.
ReproducibiliTea journal club at the Universitè de Bordeaux. We meet monthly, every last Tuesday of the month, at 6pm.
We are an online chapter of ReproducibiliTea journal clubs, based in Brazil. We will meet once a month to discuss relevant articles on reproducibility and other good scientific practices with students and researchers from the whole country. Our presentations and discussions will be in Portuguese.
Our opportunity to develop an Open Science discourse, and to support those who would like to include Open Science/Open Scholarship practices in their work. Quarterly journal clubs begin in 2021
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 Monday, 4-5pm, via Zoom
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, Robert Thibault (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!
We are aiming to create a welcoming space at Queen’s where researchers from all fields, and from any career stage, can relax and discuss reproducible practices and open science. Anyone with an interest is more than welcome to apply.
The first meetings will potentially be online, but we have also secured a physical address at QUB’s beautiful Graduate School. Hope to see you there!
ReproducibiliTea Dartmouth is organized by Lora Leligdon and Pamela Bagley, Dartmouth College Library. It is generously sponsored by the Dartmouth College Library Innovation Fund.
The journal club is open to everyone across Dartmouth, from any discipline or department.
We meet monthly (see schedule for exact dates) in convenient locations across campus. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served.
All are welcome!
Our journal club in Dresden wishes to provide a platform for early career researchers from all disciplines to discuss Open Science and good scientific practices in general. We meet once per month, currently via Zoom. You are very welcome to join at any time!
Upcoming meetings: 14.12., 18.01. Our meetings start at 3:30 pm (GMT+1)
The TCD ReproducibiliTea journal club is currently tailored to early career researchers (i.e. PhD Students, Postdocs, Fellows), undergraduate/postgraduate students and senior academics within the realms of neuroimaging, psychology and neuroscience. We promote collaborative efforts to address the barriers impacting the reproducibility and replicability of studies and results in the aforementioned fields. We aim to leverage on the interdiscilinary experiences of the journal club to implement proposed solutions to critical problems in the literature and help researchers move a step closer towards open science in their own line of work.
The TCD ReproducibiliTea journal club will meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss about a specific paper (chosen prior to the meeting) to understand the potential issues related but not limited to study design, sample size, publication bias, selective reporting and p-hacking. The journal club will also produce a series of podcasts to promote interactive discussions between early career researchers and senior academics/primary investigators (PIs) about their thoughts on reproducibility in research.
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! :)
Student-run ReproducibiliTea at the University of Freiburg in Germany
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.
Organized by the Geneva local node of the Swiss Reproducibility Network
We meet once monthly online (currently because of COVID) and ECRs from all disciplines are welcome.
Sign up with your email address to be kept updated and be sent the Zoom link
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!
ReproducibiliTEA @Greenwich was launched in October 2020. We are a low commitment reading group discussing classic and recent papers about reproducibility/replication, problems in the scientific system, meta-science, philosophy of science, and more.
The journal club takes place virtually every three weeks (Fridays 13.00-14.0) and is open to all: from those who have never heard of open science to experts; students of all levels and staff from all disciplines.
We are always looking for volunteers to lead paper discussions so please do get in touch if you have read an interesting paper that you would like to share with our group. As the journal club organizer, I am also very happy to make paper recommendations if you are not set on a specific paper but are keen to be involved.
During the pandemic, meetings are being held on Microsoft Teams. This means that, unfortunately, the teapot we have been generously provided with is yet to being used. We hope, however, that the online format will make our sessions accessible to even more interested attendees and highly encourage you to join us over lunch/tea. We cannot wait to meet everyone face to face soon.
The ReproducibiliTea Groningen aims to
- increase awareness, knowledge and skills for open and reproducible science;
- build an open science community, to help, learn from and support each other in our open science endeavors;
- assist in making regular (small) steps towards open & reproducible science.
The idea is to have regular meetings on any reproducibility related topic, from discussing bias in the literature, a work-session on preprints/preregistrations or a workshop on r-markdown/Github. What the contents will be exactly is to be decided by us all and will change from meeting to meeting. We aim to be a journal club plus, in that we try to focus on practical use; hence workshops make up quite a bit of the sessions. Furthermore we’re closely related to the Open Science Community Groningen, which also hosts some of our collaboratively written blogposts on open science
We meet every two weeks, meeting times switch every week between 10.00 - 11.00 am. and 14.00 - 15.00 pm., hopefully enabling more people to join. Everyone is welcome, from any discipline and backgrounds, open-science minded or not at all. Swing by, drop in, have a cookie, and enjoy the ride!
This journal club is currently in the process of being founded, please get in touch if you want to be involved!
Hull-BARG is the University of Hull journal club and user group dedicated to open and reproducible science.
Uni Bern Journal Club
The goal of the journal club is to discuss Open Science and Reproducibility at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. We are meeting bi-weekly on Thursdays at 11:15 (online).
The program and structure of the journal club can be found on the OSF repository. If you are interested in participating, just write an email to the organizers. People of all backgrounds are welcome to join!
Our journal club is open to everyone. We are hoping for a diverse range of attendees from all career stages, disciplines, and backgrounds. No matter how much or little you know about open science and reproducibility, you are most welcome to join us!
From September 2019, we have met every second Thursday at 3.30 pm on Campus Solna for tea, cookies and interesting discussions. Each session lasts 1 h and 30 min. We communicate through slack so send me an email (email@example.com), or reach out on twitter (@RobinFondberg), if you want an invite! Our second semester will start on the 16th of January.
Hope to see you soon! Robin Fondberg
The journal club is open to everyone across Kingston University, at any level, from any discipline or department. From January 2020 we will meet monthly at 12.00 on the Penrhyn Road campus. We also organise talks and workshops on open research related topics. The most up-to-date information can generally be found on our OSF page, and we will circulate meeting details through the Kingston ReproT mailing list. Please contact Emma Henderson to join the mailing list.
For each session, the presenter will provide a short (5 mins) overview of the chosen paper with the remainder of the session dedicated to free discussion among all attendees.
Everyone is welcome to join us - sceptics and enthusiasts alike! We are hoping for a diverse range of attendees from all career stages, disciplines, and backgrounds, and particularly enjoy hearing views from all perspectives. Your voice is welcome here, and we offer a friendly atmosphere!
How to join
To join the mailing list please email the club organiser, Emma Henderson.
Koc University Psychology Department ReproducibiliTea Journal Club is formed for the purpose of creating a culture of open science and reproducible research among faculty and students.
The ReproducibiliTea@KULAK journal club is a space for interdisciplinary discussion about science in general, and more specifically about Open Science and Reproducibility. We welcome people from all backgrounds and disciplines, and we hope to create an inclusive environment for friendly discussion. We are open to anyone, staff or students, at KULAK, as well as other KU Leuven cmapuses and the other Universities in Kortrijk.
Lancaster University’s Psychology Department and the PROSPR group (Promoting Open Science Practices) launched the ReproducibiliTea Journal Club in July 2019. We meet twice a month during term time to discuss key papers on open science and reproducibility issues. All are welcome regardless of the experience and career status!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
ReproducibiliTea Leipzig journal club is a space to discuss various aspects related to Open Science practices. We meet every other Wednesday (3-4 pm) to discuss articles, which are selected to touch upon possibly versatile Open Science topics, from general issues to specific applications, presenting both enthusiastic and critical perspectives. If you look for an opportunity to broaden your knowledge on Open Science, discuss pros and cons, share experiences and get to know other Open Science adopters - feel warmly invited!
The ReproducibiliTea@KULeuven journal club is a space for interdisciplinary discussion about science in general, and more specifically about Open Science and Reproducibility. We welcome people from all backgrounds and disciplines, and we hope to create an inclusive environment for friendly discussion. We are open to anyone, staff or students, at KU Leuven.
About: The journal club is open to everyone across Linköping University, from any discipline or department (all campuses included). Everyone is welcome to join us - skeptics and enthusiasts alike! 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.
Follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information about meeting times etc.: @LinkopingTea. You can also check out our OSF page or contact us to sign up to our mailing list, where we circulate meeting details.
About: The journal club is open to anyone across Loughborough University and nearby institutions, from all disciplines or deparments. Our first session will take place on the 6th February at 10:30am in the Doctoral College Training Room. The most up-to-date information can be found on our Twitter Page, you can sign up through the Doctoral Developmental Portal (PhD students), send us an Email or simply pop by.
The format: The sessions are a combination of discussing journal article and introducing new, innovative research methods. We go with the flow and look forward to incorporating everyone’s interests into the session plan. For each session, the presenter will provide a short (5-15 minutes) presentation with the remainder of the session dedicated to free discussion among 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 look forward to learning from each other.
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.
Our Reproducibilitea journal club will meet 4 times per year, and will be in collaboration with the Open Science Community Maastricht. We aim to make Open Science visible at Maastricht University, and to facilitate discussion between researchers, departments and faculties on integrating open science in everyday research.
About: The journal club is open to everyone across the the University of Manchester and nearby universities, from any discipline, career stage, or department.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we are meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at 11am on Zoom. Details of online sessions for Manchester and many other institutions can be found here!
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!
This ReproducibiliTea is associated with the Mannheim Open Science Meetup, bringing together open science enthusiasts across various institutions in Mannheim. Find us on Twitter @MAOpenScience
As our community consists of various disciplines, the ReproducibiliTea Mannheim wants to cover open science topics of broader interest. Meetings will be held monthly. Being “born” during the pandemic, we don’t have a real life meeting location (yet!).
Our first meeting will take place on December 8th 2020, 17:00 GMT +1. Email us for the link!
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.
About This journal club is in the process of being founded, please get in touch if you want to be involved!
Inclusivity We are open to people from all disciplines and from all career stages. Whether you are a skeptic or an enthusiast, we would like you to be involved! While regular meetings will be shared by the University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University, we invite and welcome attendees from any institution.
The journal club is dedicated to exchanges about reproducibility in Science and is open to anyone at the Supagro Campus, both students and scientists. Each session is based on a specific paper that is discussed during lunch breaks.
We have decided to establish a journal club on the topic of Open Science. We meet every three to four weeks. The slogan of our journal club is “ReproJuicebiliTea” and highlights the topics to be covered and discussed (Reproducibility & Open Science) and our broadened beverage selection. We will discuss the issue of the “replication crisis”, identify necessary improvements in science and talk about current debates on the theories of science. Tea, juice and snacks will be provided in order to fulfil our motto.
With the Journal Club we would like to address and encourage attendees from all disciplines and at every career step to join the discussion and enable an interdisciplinary exchange.
Please send us a short mail and we will put you on our mailing list.
Love open science and tea
ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen is organised by the local Open Science Community. Like the community, the journal club is open to people from anywhere in the Nijmegen campus, regardless of affiliation or career stage.
We meet monthly every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 15.00. In each meeting, one person introduces the topic to be discussed (mostly papers but feel free to use your imagination here!), followed by discussion. Our topics are broad: if there’s something open science or reproducibility-related you’d like to discuss, you can lead a discussion. If you’re interested, email us at email@example.com
Everyone is welcome! We want to hear from anyone who’s interested in reproducibility and open science, researchers and support staff alike. So come along for tea, open science, and friendly conversation :)
The ReproducibiliTea journal club at the University of Nottingham is set up by researchers at the Institute of Mental Health, School of Psychology and the Precision Imaging Beacon. Our group will focus primarily on the practice of open science in the field of neuroimaging and clinical research. People from all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome to join!
Want to improve the rigour and transparency of your research? Interested in discussing the principles of research reproducibility and recent advances in the open science community? The ReproducibiliTea Clinical Research journal club will cover all aspects of research integrity and reproducible science.
Anyone is welcome, from students to professors, basic scientists to clinicians, and open science sceptics to reproducibility enthusiasts. We promote a friendly and inclusive environment, ensuring that everyone has a chance to contribute, so we can all learn from each other’s experiences to improve the way we think, do and share research.
We meet online every other Wednesday of the academic term from 2-3 pm. Just click on the sign-up link on the right side of this page and register your email to get the invitations and relevant papers sent right to your inbox!
About: Our Journal Club is open to everyone: from Open Science enthusiasts, beginners or skeptics! Together, we can learn from one another and improve how we conduct and share our research, data, methods, code, statistical analyses, and more! We cater to both qualitative and quantitative methodologists and focus on all aspects of Open Science in research.
We meet on Wednesdays at 12.30 pm for 1 hour at the Radcliffe Primary Care Building in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (32 Woodstock Road, OX2 6HT). Our Journal Club will run each term for 8 weeks to align with the Oxford academic calendar.
The format: For each session, we expect attendees to have read the assigned paper. We (Nick DeVito & Georgia Richards) will present a short (5-15mins) overview of the chosen paper with the remainder of the session dedicated to free discussion amongst all attendees. For some Journal Clubs, we will have a workshop where we present some of the available tools and have more practical discussions to help develop skills.
Your voice is welcome here, and we offer a friendly atmosphere!
Supported by Reproducible Research Oxford, the local UK Reproducibility Network node.
The Reproducibilitea journal club at Oxford Psychiatry is open to all students and staff, enthusiasts and skeptics of open science. Our group will focus primarily on open science in clinical research, and people from all backgrounds and disciplines are welcome to join.
We are in the process of finalising the dates, times and topics of our meetings, so if you want to join the organising committee please feel free to get in touch.
The original reproducibiliTea Journal Club, meeting fortnightly 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.
ReproducibiliTea Oxford is kindly sponsored by Reproducible Research Oxford.
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
To get on our mailing list, please contact one of the organisers:
Karol Nedza firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenard Dome email@example.com
ReproducibiliTea Journal Club from Poitiers, France. We aim at gathering early career researchers from different fields in order to promote new practices and share interesting conversations about important issues regarding replicability, methods and statistics.
Princeton-Rutgers ReproducibiliTea is organized by Meghan Testerman (Princeton), Jessica Kosie (Princeton), and Jason Geller (Rutgers) and is sponsored by the Princeton University Library.
The journal club is open to everyone across Princeton and Rutgers University, from any discipline or department.
Please register here.
You can also find us on Twitter
For each session, a volunteer host from the group or a guest from the community will lead a discussion on the week’s reading.
Everyone is welcome to join us - skeptics and enthusiasts alike!
ReproducibiliTea Purdue was started by postdocs in the human development and family studies department to discuss meta-science topics relevant to both disciplines and cultivate an open science culture.
We get together every two weeks to discuss articles and better science practices. All are welcome!
Welcome to the Queen Mary ReproducibiliTea! Founded fall 2020, we host various open science and reproducibility-related events and meetings with the goal of improving the trustworthiness of research across a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Get started by emailing Nick (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join the mailing list or stop by our monthly journal club, where we discuss one or more articles about topics ranging from meta-science to scientific fraud to philosophy of science over a (currently socially-distanced) cup of tea or coffee.
All are welcome: from those who have never heard of open science to experts, undergraduates to department heads, linguists to entomologists to computer scientists and beyond.
Open Science UMontreal is a bilingual student-led initiative that aims to create a welcoming onboarding experience to open science to scientists who begin to become open science curious.
The ReproductibiliThé Journal Club is one of the activities we offer to discuss about how we can question, inspire, and empower our community to make science more credible, transparent, and accessible.
About: The Data Science Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) proudly hosts the ReproducibiliTea journal club. All VCU students, faculty, and staff regardless of discipline or department are welcome to join us (attendees from Virginia Union University and University of Richmond are also welcome!).
Beginning in January 2020, we will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm in the Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics conference room in Biotech I (MCV campus near the Eighth Street parking deck). The most up-to-date information can generally be found on our OSF page. To stay up to date with all VCU DSL open science initiatives and events, we encourage joining both the DSL general listserv as well as the Open Science mailing list.
The format: Each month we will focus on a specific theme (e.g., flexible analysis methods, project organization). A discussion leader for that meeting will select one or two papers that highlight or illustrate important topics associated with the theme of the month. The meeting will begin with the discussion leader providing a short (5-15 min) overview of the theme and article(s). The remainder of the session will be dedicated to open discussion among all attendees over tea and snacks. The most up-to-date information about the discussion leaders, monthly themes, and selected articles can be found on our OSF page.
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.
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 to March 2020 we used to meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:00. From April 2020 onward we meet online, once a month. Around two weeks before the session, an invitation is sent via the mailing list of the Open Science Community Rotterdam (to be included, please contact Antonio Schettino). Announcements are also made on our website (News section) and on Twitter (@OSCRotterdam).
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.
Spring 2020 programme
1pm Tuesday 17 March
Pam Liversidge E05
1pm Thursday 20 February
Information Commons Collaboratory 2
1pm Tuesday 14 January
Hicks Lecture Theatre 11
Autumn 2019 programme
1pm Tuesday 10 December
Jessop Ensemble Room 1
1pm Thursday 14 November
Pam Liversidge E06
1pm Thursday 17 October
Information Commons Collaboratory 1
Singapore ReproducibiliTea is a joint intitative of researchers from the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and kindly supported by both NIE and NTU libraries. We welcome researchers at any career stage and from any reserach fields to read target papers we select each week and join us for some ReprroducibiliTehPeng, snacks and open science chats. In most sessions we also set up a videoconference link for researchers based at NTU’s second campus in Novena or interested researchers from other institutions to join us. Information on the dates, location and topics to discuss in each meeting can be found on our OSF page, our Twitter accounf @SingReproTea or by contacting email@example.com. You can also read more about our past encounters on the NTU library blog.
This is the MSU chapter of ReproducibiliTEA where spartan scientists can gather and discuss open science practices.
This is a club dedicated to discussing questions relating to the practice of open science in the social sciences. We welcome students from all backgrounds with all experience levels - we’re here to learn together and from one another!
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.
Sussex Open Science (SOS) hosts various activities over tea and biscuits including a journal club (ReproducibiliTea), methods workshops, and SOS clinic to help students apply the principles of open science to their own research.
Develop a discourse on open science and discuss the main ideas and debates in open research
Build capacity of students and researchers to integrate open science principles and methods in their research
Foster a collaborative open research culture within and beyond the University of Sussex
SOS alternates between ReproducibiliTea journal club and workshops fortnightly. At the end of each session, we dedicate 15 minutes to “SOS Clinic” where attendees can discuss practical applications of open science to their own research, and ask any questions about methodology.
ReproducibiliTea journal club (monthly)
SOS Clinic (fortnightly)
The activities are open to anyone who is interested and we are happy to be contacted.
The Sydney branch of RTea is currently based at Macquarie University with primary input from the Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Science. The RTea journal clubs form a key part of the Macquarie Methods and Meta-science meetings (Triple M meetings). The format for triple M meetings is a mixture of RTea journal clubs and talks.
Talks are welcome in a range of formats. It can be a summary of something recent in your lab that speaks to open science or a how-to talk that demonstrates a new methodological, theoretical, statistical or more general data-science approach. External speakers will be invited at various points also.
This is an inclusive meeting, and all are welcome. We are particularly keen to have a strong masters, PhD and early career presence at these meetings. Anyone can propose a possible topic and present, so please do come along and get involved.
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!
TCPSR is the Chinese-speaking community where we wish more Chinese-as-first-language scholars realize and join ReproducibiliTea journal clubs. We expect each mega city in Taiwan will have a standalone journal club.
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.
Our journal club is open to both staff and students at UiO across all departments. Everyone is welcome to join us - whether you are an enthusiast, a skeptic, or a cautious explorer. We plan to kick off our journal club in spring 2021. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested to participate or contribute!
- provide an informal and friendly platform for discussions about meta scientific topics
- help each other get familiarized with open science practices (e.g., pre-registrations, sharing data, sharing preprints, etc.)
- connect students and researchers from various disciplines who are interested in meta science.
Before each meeting, we read an article on meta scientific topics, which we then discuss during the meeting. At each meeting, a different discussion leader will begin by providing a short overview of the paper and facilitate discussion throughout the meeting. Anyone can propose a possible paper or topic to present if we have not covered it already. Grab a cup of tea (coffee?) and join us! Due to the current pandemic, all sessions will be held online (Zoom) for the time being.
Welcome to the ReproducibiliTea UniBasel journal club. Once a month we will discuss a paper on the topic of reproducibility, replicability, open science, and statistics.
The University of Chicago ReproducibliTea Journal Club meets every two weeks during each quarter to discuss meta-science topics such as reproducibility, open science and others! An initiative started by graduate students and early-career researchers in the Psychology and Neuroscience/Neurobiology departments, we hope to have broad discussions about different aspects of science relevant across disciplines.
To subscribe to our mailing list, please email William with your @uchicago.edu email.
Hi all! We are Niamh MacSweeney and Laura Klinkhamer from the Division of Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. We will be hosting journal clubs every 3rd Friday of the month on several open research-related topics. To sign up to our mailing list and receive the meeting details, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/wqyYWXM8BrLuzi68A Hope to see you at our sessions!
This journal club is currently is currently in the process of being founded, please get in touch if you want to be involved!
Welcome to the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems ReproducibiliTea journal club! This journal club is open to anyone within the School at any level.
We are a new journal club, with our first meeting to be held in January 2021. We are very much looking forward to discussing how to improve scientific practice, and making science more reproducible, open, and accessible.
Research methods, statistics and reproducibility reading group
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.
Organized by the Center for Reproducible Science, University of Zurich.
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. We also have an active Slack community where ReproducibiliTea organisers support each other, and are organising a system for you to get merchandise!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will send you the sign up details to get you on our website, Slack group and add you to our mailing list.