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Love Data @ Soton: Southampton ReproducibiliTea

Southampton ReproducibiliTea


Join the Southampton ReproducibiliTea team for our fortnightly online journal reading and seminar club!

The sessions are open to anybody interested in robust research practice, reproducibility, replication, open science, and transparency. In each session, we will discuss a paper relating to one of these themes.

We will also have guest speakers running seminars about reproducibility and open science practice.

You can join our Microsoft Teams group by emailing one of the team members whose contact details are below. This is the best way to be part of the Southampton ReproducibiliTea community (or communiTea, if you please!) and stay up to date with when our sessions are running.

Please see the timetable below to find out more about our upcoming sessions. We currently host our meetings online. To join our online meetings, please email one of the organisers for details: 


  Follow Southampton ReproducabiliTea on twitter @ReproTeaSoton

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!).

This autumn's sessions are listed below and are also available to download as a PDF.

Date and time Theme Paper Session Lead
Thursday 6th October 2022 14:00-15:00 Introduction to ReproducibiliTea & Kinds of Replicability Kinds of Replicability: Different Terms and Different Functions (Matarese, 2022) Amy
w/b 17th Oct (tbc) ReproducibiliTea Takeover: Astrophysics n/a Pip
Tuesday 1st November 2022
Open Science for Qualitative Research Three Steps to Open Science for Qualitative Research in Psychology (Branney et al., 2022) Amy
w/b 14th Nov (tbc) nuReproducibiliTea Takeover: Health Psychologyll n/a Philly
Wednesday 30th November 2022 10:00-11:00 A Holistic Approach to Open Science Promoting Open Science: A Holistic Approach to Changing Behaviour (Robson et al., 2021) Philly
Tuesday 13th December 2022 14:00-15:00 Access to Research Software Global Access to Research Software: The Forgotten Pillar of Open Science Implementation (Vermeir et al., 2018) Pip


What is ReproducibiliTea?

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) -


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

Reading: Nuzzo (2015) -


UKRN joint session: Reproducibility for ECRs.

Reading: llen and Mehler (2019) -


Checking the reproducibility of your code: CODECHECK

Reading: Nüst and Eglen (2021) -


A discussion with journal editors.


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

Reading: Barnett and Moher (2019) -


Enhancing reproducibility for computational methods

Reading: Stodden et al. (2016) -

07/10/2021 Computational reproducibility
Reading: Epistemic Issues in Computational Reproducibility: Software as the Elephant in the Room
19/10/2021 Joint Southampton ReproducibiliTea and UKRN meeting
Reading: Barriers to reproducibility: misalignment of career incentives and open science best practices

Teaching research transparency

Reading: Teaching research transparency in psychological science

16/11/2021 Reproducibility and transparency in writing research
02/12/2021 Open science in archaeology
Reading: Open science in archaeology
Tuesday 1st February
10am - 11am
Introduction to reproducible methods in research software
Reading Derek Feichtinger (2018) Reproducible Research and Software Development Methods for Management tasks
Wednesday 16th February
10am – 11am
A Philosophical assessment of the reproducibility crisis
Reading: Hudson, R. Should We Strive to Make Science Bias-Free? A Philosophical Assessment of the Reproducibility Crisis. J Gen Philos Sci 52, 389–405 (2021).
Thursday 3rd March
10am – 11am
Research reproducibility in Educational Psychology
Reading Hunter Gehlbach & Carly D. Robinson (2021) From old school to open science: The implications of new research norms for educational psychology and beyond, Educational Psychologist, 56:2, 79-89, DOI: 10.1080/00461520.2021.1898961
Tuesday 15th March
10am – 11am
Open science saves lives: lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic
Reading Besançon, L., Peiffer-Smadja, N., Segalas, C. et al. Open science saves lives: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Med Res Methodol 21, 117 (2021).
Wednesday 30th March
10am – 11am
Citation patterns following a strongly contradictory replication result
Reading Citation Patterns Following a Strongly Contradictory Replication Result: Four Case Studies From Psychology - Tom E. Hardwicke, Dénes Szűcs, Robert T. Thibault, Sophia Crüwell, Olmo R. van den Akker, Michèle B. Nuijten, John P. A. Ioannidis, 2021
Wednesday 13th April How low replicability influences trust in Psychology
Reading Wingen, T., Berkessel, J. B., & Englich, B. (2020). No Replication, No Trust? How Low Replicability Influences Trust in Psychology. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11(4), 454–463.