Dutch Reproducibility Network Launch Symposium – October 27th, 2023, University of Amsterdam

The central mission of the NLRN is to foster reproducible and transparent research across scholarly disciplines. With this symposium, we want to facilitate the discussion of challenges and opportunities of research reproducibility and encourage new collaborations around this important topic.

The one-day event will bring together stakeholders from different parts of the research ecosystem — including peer-led grassroots initiatives, research institutions, research support services, and external stakeholders — to build connections, identify needs and resources, showcase existing efforts, and start shaping the reproducibility agenda.

Event details:

What: Dutch Reproducibility Network Launch Symposium

When: 27 October 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland Campus

Registration: Registration is closed, please contact us via the contact form to be added to the waitlist


9:00 – 10:00 AMCoffee and Registration
10:00 – 10: 15 AMOpening Words by Michiel de Boer (NLRN)
10:15 – 11:00 AMKeynote Lecture by Marcus Munafò (UKRN) [Abstract will follow]
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPanel Discussion on Inter – , Intra and Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Reproducibility.
Chair: Mariette van Hoven, VUMC
Panelists: Charlotte Rulkens (VU Amsterdam), Egon Willighagen (Maastricht University), Julia Menon (Preclinicaltrials), Frank Ostermann (TU Twente), Ludo Waltman (CWTS)
12:00 – 1:00 PMLunch break
1:00 – 2:30 PMParallel Workshops to tease out focus areas and needs on the following topics:
Community (with OSC-NL), Education (with FORRT), Research (with Replication in Action), Infrastructure (with SURF) 
2:30 – 3:00 PMCoffee break
3:00 – 4:00 PMPanel Discussion to reflect on the results of the workshops and to set an agenda for the Reproducibility Network
Chair: Lex Bouter
Panelists: Marcus Munafò (UKRN), Dorian Karatzas (European Commission’s Ethics and Research Integrity Sector) , Kim Huijpen (Netherlands Recognition and Rewards Program), Roland Roberts (PLOS Biology)
4:00 – 6:00 PMNetwork Drinks at CREA