ReproHack @DurhamUniversity

ReproHack @DurhamUniversity

      May 19, 2022, 10 a.m. - May 19, 2022, 3 p.m. (Europe/London)

   Durham University, Elvet Hill House (Room EH202), OR ONLINE, Durham, DH1 3TH, United Kingdom

Hosted by: Alison Clarke

Event submitted by: on April 21, 2022, 11:16 a.m.

Event Description

Event Description (this event is only open for Durham University staff and research students ONLY)

Reproducibility, the ability to reproduce reported results from available data, computer code and reported methodology or documentation, is the minimum requirement for assessing robustness and reliability of research outputs. 

To promote reproducibility and provide opportunity for researchers to engage with it in practice, the Durham Research Method Centre, Durham University Advanced Research Computing, the Durham University Research Data Team and Durham RIOTS Club have organised a ReproHack. This is a half-day reproducibility hackathon where participants attempt to reproduce results from code. data and documentation from papers or pre-prints, usually on their own laptop. It is also an opportunity for researchers to help others learn from their work by submitting their papers, code, data and documentation for reproduction and review.  

The day will begin with an introduction and two short talks by guest speakers:

Emma Karoune is an Archaeobotanist/Palaeocologist and Open Researcher at the Alan Turing Institute, as well as a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. Emma will talk about her work on the Turing Way, a handbook on reproducible, ethical and collaborative data science

Etienne Roesch is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Reading, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience & Neurodynamics. He will talk about his work with the UK Reproducibility Network.

By joining our event, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct

Two ways to get involved:

Paper Submissions

We invite authors to submit details of their paper, code, data and documentation for reproduction and review. This will give you an opportunity to receive constructive criticism and feedback on your paper. You can submit your paper on the Reprohack Hub. Please remember to associate your paper with the Durham University Reprohack event during submission.

Click here to submit a paper. You can also consult our author guidelines for more information.

Scroll down to see a list of papers associated with this event or browse the full list of submitted papers.

Review and reproduce a paper

Join us at a half-day hybrid event held on May 19th from 10-3 PM in EH202, Elvet Hill House at Durham University, OR online.


Time Event
10:00-11:00 Introduction and Invited Speakers
11:00-11:15 Intro & Ice breaker session in groups
11:15-12:25 Reprohack Part 1
12:25-12:30 Brief round-up for of Part 1
12:30-13:00 LUNCH (will be provided to in-person attendees)
13:00-14:15 Reprohack Part 2
14:15-15:00 Round-up & Discussion

Associated papers