ReproducibiliTea Journal Club

Join us at the ReproducibiliTea journal club for an informal discussion about how we can improve transparency, reproducibility and openness in research – with tea (and other refreshments)!

We welcome staff and research students working in any discipline, regardless of experience or expertise.  

The programme of events is set out below, together with article underpinning the theme for each month.


Philip Robinson Library Committee room (Level 1). Signposted from the library reception desk. Participants not on campus will also be able to join via zoom.

Programme for 2022/23

1. Analytical flexibility illustrated   

October 20th 2022, 12.00 – 13.00

Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLoS Med 2(8): e124.

2. Scientific originality through the historical lens  

November 17th 2022, 12.00 – 13.00     

Wagenmakers , E.-J., Dutilh, G., & Sarafoglou, A. (2018). The Creativity-Verification Cycle in Psychological Science: New Methods to Combat Old Idols. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(4), 418–427.

3. Replicating landmark studies

December 15th 2022, 12.00 – 13.00

Klein, Richard A., et al. (2018) Many labs 2: investigating variation in replicability across sample and setting. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. 1(4), 443-490.

4. The case for Open Access            

February 16th 2023, 12.00 – 13.00 Postponed due to strike action (new date TBC)

Tennant JP, Waldner F, Jacques DC et al. The academic, economic and societal impacts of Open Access: an evidence-based review [version 3; referees: 4 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. F1000Research 2016, 5:632.

5. Best practices in using technology in research    

March 16th 2023 , 12.00 – 13.00    

Wilson G, Bryan J, Cranston K, Kitzes J, Nederbragt L, et al. (2017) Good enough practices in scientific computing. PLOS Computational Biology 13(6),

6. Replication – important or not?

April 20th 2023, 12.00 – 13.00

Zwaan, R. A., Etz, A., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, B. (2018, August 1). Making Replication Mainstream. Preprint.

7. Measurement Crisis in the making           

May 18th 2023, 12.00 – 13.00            

Hussey, I., & Hughes, S. (2018, November 19). Hidden invalidity among fifteen commonly used measures in social and personality psychology. Preprint.

8. Responding to errors in a fallible science              

June 15th 2023, 12.00 – 13.00

Dorothy, V., D. (2018). Fallibility in Science: Responding to Errors in the Work of Oneself and Others. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 432–438.