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Reprohack Hub Launch

Reprohack is back and better than ever! Thursday 18 November 2021 marks the launch of the Reprohack Hub and the return of Reprohack - the open science and reproducibility hackathon.

Since N8 CIR’s last in-person event, a Reprohack at the University of Sheffield in March 2020, the Reprohack team have been working to apply the principles of reproducibility to their own work and events. On Thursday 18 November Reprohack will launch their new website, the ReproHack Hub. This online hub, made possible by generous financial support from N8 CIR, brings together all of the infrastructure and resources needed for:

  • Organisers to plan and host their own events.
  • Authors to submit papers to a centralised paper list
  • Participants to submit their reviews for authors to access.
There is also a facility for authors and reviewers to have private discussions around their reviews.

Matt Probert, Director of N8 CIR said, ‘We are pleased to have been able to support Reprohack to grow and develop their programme. The Reprohacks that we supported in 2019 & 2020 were very successful, with around 100 people attending events across the N8 institutions.’ He went on to say that ‘the new website and Hub should see a big increase in these numbers and help to embed open principles in the work of more researchers across the N8 and beyond.’

Anna Krystalli, a Research Software Engineer at the University of Sheffield, spoke about her passion for reproducibility, ‘When I first started getting involved with Reprohacks as part of my SSI Fellowship, the support of N8 CIR was invaluable. By helping with the registration and marketing of events we were able to focus on ensuring that attendees had the best possible experience.’ She went on to say ‘this new funding will ensure that the passion and enthusiasm for open science from those early events will continue to reach new groups and researchers and we’ll hopefully see lots of new Reprohacks taking place.’

You can find out more about the Reprohack project, including how to organise your own reproducible science event, by visiting the new website at: https://www.reprohack.org/

You can also attend the next Reprohack by reserving a place at https://n8cir.org.uk/events/repro-hub/ This page will also have details and links to enable you to submit papers to the event.

If you are interested in finding out more about the online Reprohack that took place on 14 May 2020, please visit: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/event-resource/reprohack/

If you have any additional questions about the event, or how it will work, please e-mail: a.krystalli@sheffield.ac.uk

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