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Love Data @ Soton: Southampton ReproducibiliTea

Southampton ReproducibiliTea

LogoWe are a friendly group of researchers and PhD students from across the University of Southampton who meet informally to discuss robust research practice, reproducibility, replication, and open science. During these sessions, we discuss a paper relating to one of these themes. We also have guest speakers and seminar sessions.

If you are interested in reproducible research in any capacity, please feel free to come along. Please read papers in advance of relevant sessions.

All sessions run 10.00-11.00 unless otherwise noted.

To join our online meetings, please email one of the organisers for details: 

Please note: the Southampton UKRN team is not a Library initiative, it has members drawn from all areas of the University and the Research Data team in the Library supports its endeavours (and not just because we like tea and cake!).




Session leads

Tuesday 27th April

How scientists fool themselves and how they can stop. A Psychological perspective on reproducibility.

Nuzzo (2015) -

Philly Broadbent

Tuesday 11th May

10am - 11:30am

UKRN joint session: Reproducibility for ECRs.

* 45 minutes will be dedicated to ReproducibiliTea and 45 minutes will be dedicated to a Southampton UKRN meeting.

llen and Mehler (2019) -

Sophie Hall and Christian Bokhove

Wednesday 26th May

Checking the reproducibility of your code: CODECHECK

Nüst and Eglen (2021) -

Stephen Eglen and Philip Grylls

Tuesday 1st June

3pm – 5pm


A discussion with journal editors.

Book here -


Facilitators:Sophie Hall, Philip Grylls, Philly Broadbent

Thursday 17th June

Turning the tables: A university league-table based on quality not quantity.

Barnett and Moher (2019) -

Sophie Hall

Wednesday 30th June

Enhancing reproducibility for computational methods

Stodden et al. (2016) -

Philip Grylls

What is ReproducabiliTea?

ReproducabiliTea is an international ECR-led journal club initiative that helps young researchers create local Open Science groups that discuss issues, papers and ideas to do with improving science. For more information see the ReproducabiliTea Wiki pages.

ReproducibiliTea has now joined up with UK Reproducibility Network. You can follow them on Twitter for updates @ReproducibiliT or @ukrepro


Useful courses for better scientific practice

These courses have been discussed in the Southampton ReproducabiliTEA sessions:

Previous ReproducabiliTea sessions

ReproducabiliTea has been running at Southampton since autumn 2019. Below is the list of previous seminar topics.

16/09/2019 A Manifesto for reproducible science
01/10/2019 False Positive Psychology
01/11/2019 Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices with Incentives for Truth Telling
11/11/2019 Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science
12/12/2019 Is the Replicability Crisis Overblown? Three Arguments Examined
13/10/2020 The strengths and costs of being a reproducible researcher
28/10/2020 Does your ten-year-old code still run?
12/11/2020 Reproducibility practices in industry research & development and collaborative projects
24/11/2020 A constructivist perspective on replication in qualitative research
09/12/2020 Structuring your statistical code
15/12/2020 12 things I wish I knew before Christmas (about reproducibility)

Reproducibility in the natural environment: looking at the reproducibility issues in ecological research
Reading: O’Grady (2020) -

17/02/2021 An integrative framework for planning and conducting Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews (NIRO-SR)
Reading: Topor, Pickering et al. (2020)
04/03/2021 Seven Steps Toward Transparency and Replicability in Psychological Research
Reading: Lindsay (2020) -
16/03/2021 Transparency and reproducibility in artificial intelligence research
Reading: Haibe-Kains et al. (2020) - /
31/03/2021 Biological variation and reproducibility in lab-based animal experiments.
Reading: Voelkl and Würbel (2020) - Biological variation and reproducibility (YouTube) and Voelkl et al. (2020) -