Swiss ReproHack

Swiss ReproHack

      May 20, 2022, 10 a.m. - May 20, 2022, 5 p.m. (Europe/Zurich)

   Hochschulestrasse 4, Universit├Ąt Bern (Room: 115), Bern, 3012, Switzerland

Hosted by: Swiss Reproducibility Network Academy

Event submitted by: UrsaBernardic on March 14, 2022, 4:09 p.m.

Event Description


On 20th May 2022, the Swiss Reproducibility Network Academy will host the first national Reproduciblity Hackathon -- Swiss ReproHack -- at the University of Bern.

During the Swiss ReproHack, participants will attempt to reproduce published research results. Participants can either choose from a list of proposed papers or propose a paper themselves. The goal of the event is to bring together students and researchers based in Switzerland from diverse disciplines to gain new insights about reproducibility, learn from each other, and to have fun. At the end, you will receive a certificate of attendance for which your institution may reward you ECTS points. During the workshop, there will also be two interesting talks by researchers working in the field of reproducibility (soon to be announced).

The SwissRN can reimburse your travel expenses to Bern, in case your institution does not cover them. There will also be an informal apero with pizza and drinks after the event.

It is imperative to note that the Swiss ReproHack is in no way an attempt to criticize or discredit work. We see reproduction as beneficial scientific activity in itself, with useful outcomes for authors and valuable learning experiences for the participants and the research community as a whole.


There are only a limited number of slots available, so make sure to register as soon as possible here, if you want to attend.

To listen to external speakers please register on Zoom.

We will use the ReproHack Hub platform for submission and review of the papers. It is useful to create an account before the event. If you do not want to create an account, you can still participate and send us your written review instead.

Paper selection and submission

You can either select a paper from the collection of papers on the ReproHack Hub, or you can propose a paper yourself (the paper should have publicly available code and data). Please use the submission tool on the ReproHack Hub and to ensure your paper is associated with this event, please make sure to associate it with it during submission


Time Event
10:00 Welcome and Orientation
10:10 Ice breaker session in groups
10:20 Mark Robinson: Computational Reproducibility in Bioinformatics
10:45 Anja Eggert: Using the R Reproducibility Toolkit
11:10 Select Papers, Chat and coffee
11:30 Round I of ReproHacking
12:30 Re-group and sharing of experiences
12:45 LUNCH
13:45 Round II of ReproHacking
14:45 Coffee break
15:00 Tim Errington: Lessons learned from large-scale replication and reproducibility projects
15:30 Round III of ReproHacking
16:30 Re-group and sharing of experiences
16:50 Pizza and Apero

Stay tuned and join us on May 20th in Bern

Associated papers