Open Research Week 2020

Open Research Week 2020 is a week of events designed to introduce, showcase and promote Open Research. Open Research Week 2020 is the second time the University of Liverpool and LJMU Libraries have collaborated to organise events about Open Research.

Open Research Week is supported by the Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) awarded by Wellcome Trust to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool.

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Data Management Plan Surgeries

DMPonline Surgery


N8 CIR and Reproducible Research

Anna Krystalli, a Research Software Engineer at the University of Sheffield, has organised a series of ReproHacks across N8 universities on behalf of the N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR). Called a ‘Northern Tour’, the University of Liverpool event will take place on the 25th of February.

What is a Reprohack?

ReproHacks are all about developing approaches that help everyone to conduct research in a better, more accessible and reproducible way. In this way, the entire research community benefits.

Put simply the events bring together researchers, research software engineers and data scientists to reproduce papers from published scientific code and data.  You can select and submit papers of your choosing for the event so you will always be working on something relevant to your research area. 

Whilst working with the code you will encounter a range of issues that will enable you to practice your coding and analytical skills. Importantly, you will be using real data rather than small-scale dummy data usually used for such training.  This means you are likely to be exposed to new code, or ways of using existing code, that you can take back to your department and research group.

Researchers and authors who submit papers to these events will receive constructive feedback. This feedback will help researchers to understand how their work is used, and re-used, by the academic community and how easy their data and code is to work with.  You can see overviews of the papers that have already been submitted for this series of ReproHacks here:

For a full list of benefits, more information on how the reprohack works and to register for this free event please visit