ReproHack Amsterdam Neuroscience

ReproHack Amsterdam Neuroscience

      May 7, 2024, 9 a.m. - May 8, 2024, 5 p.m. (Europe/Amsterdam)

   Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hosted by: Open Science Working Group Neuroscience VUmc

Event submitted by: dibocancea on March 31, 2024, 12:55 p.m.

Event Description

A ReproHack in Amsterdam to talk about reproducibility in Neuroscience

Reproducibility is a key component of good scientific practices. Scientists have been making huge progress in making their papers reproducible by publishing associated code and data. Nonetheless, reproducibility is especially challenging in neuroscience, given the tight restrictions around the sharing of sensitive personal data. This makes it difficult for researchers to get hands-on practice with reproducible methods.

What is a ReproHack?

ReproHack (a.k.a. reproducibility hackathon) is a hands-on event where you can practice reproducible research with real-world data and research software. During the event, you attempt to reproduce research from a list of papers (with available associated code and data) that have been submitted (by the authors) for this event.

In a Reprohack, participants will:

  • Gain practical experience in reproducible research methods.
  • Collaborate with peers in a supportive environment.
  • Provide valuable feedback to authors on the reproducibility of their work.
  • Enhance their understanding of research reproducibility and good software practices.

It’s important to highlight that ReproHacks are by no means an attempt to criticise or discredit work. We see reproduction as a beneficial scientific activity in itself, with useful outcomes for authors and valuable learning experiences for the participants and the research community as a whole. By joining our event, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.


This event will take place on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of May, from 09:00 to 17:00 (lunch and coffee breaks included).


The event is open to all researchers of neuroscience-related departments in Amsterdam (interns, doctoral, postdoctoral and senior researchers) with varying levels of expertise in computational reproducibility.

Familiarity with research code (R or Python) and data is recommended, however the event is especially beneficial for interns and phd students (beginner friendly) that want to learn more about coding, good practices and making their (R/Python) analyses and code (more) reproducible!

This 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!

Two ways to get involved:

Review and reproduce a paper

Join us as a participant at the ReproHack to dig into exciting science, learn more about reproducibility, work with other people’s code and data and more!

Register here (limited places).

Submit a paper

Submit your work to be reproduced at the ReproHack Amsterdam Neuroscience!

We invite nominations of:

  • your papers and pre-prints with associated code and data publicly available
  • manuscripts in progress for which you and your co-authors are willing to share (part of ) the code and data with the participants for the purpose of this event (we are currently working on the set-up to be able to do this in a data-privacy compliant way).

We encourage analyses based on open-source tools (R/Python) as we cannot guarantee participants will have access to specialised licenced software.

Consult our author guidelines for more information.

Submit a paper here!


Participants are required to bring their laptop (along with a charger) to the event.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance and doctoral students are encouraged to request ECTs points with their supervisors/graduate school.


Day 1

Time Event
09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:30 Welcome and Orientation
09:45 Ice breaker Session
10:15 Talk (to be announced)
11:00 Select Papers, chat and coffee
11:15 Round I of ReproHacking
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Round II of ReproHacking
15:00 Talk (to be announced)
16:00 End of Day 1

Day 1

Time Event
09:15 Welcome Coffee
09:30 Round III of ReproHacking
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Round IV of ReproHacking
15:30 Talk (to be announced)
16:00 Re-group and sharing of experiences
16:50 Feedback and closing
17:00 End of ReproHack and borrel!

Associated papers

No associated papers