N8 CIR 2020 ReproHack Northern Tour

Posted by g.law on 16 January 2020 - 10:24am
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The N8 CIR, in collaboration with Anna Krystalli, a Research Software Engineer at the University of Sheffield and 2019 Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, is organising a series of ReproHacks,  one-day reproducibility hackathons, across N8 universities. These events bring together researchers, RSEs and data scientists to reproduce papers from published scientific code and data in a low pressure environment. They also provide an opportunity to network and learn from colleagues with different research and software experience. 

Organisers especially encourage the participation of RSEs and Institute Fellows.

"This is a great opportunity to engage with local research communities, get a feel for the current reproducibility status of published code and data, support researchers while the work through materials and contribute suggestions to how reproducibility of different approaches could be improved," says Krystalli.

The 2020 N8 ‘Northern Tour’ events are scheduled to take place between January and March at:

·         Newcastle University – Tuesday 21 January

·         University of Leeds – Friday 14 February

·         University of Liverpool – Tuesday 25 February

·         University of Sheffield  – Tuesday 10 March 

·         University of Manchester – Thursday 12 March

Registration is open now. You can read more about these events and what to expect, as well as book a place here: https://n8cir.org.uk/news/reprohacks/

ReproHacks only work when those participating have research code and data to experiment with. The more papers that are submitted, the more useful the events are. You can submit papers for consideration here: https://sheffield-university.shinyapps.io/n8cir-reprohacks/

These five events are open to anyone working or studying at one of the N8 institutions. If your institution isn’t hosting a ReproHack then travel bursaries are available to PGRs and university staff. They will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please e-mail enquiries@n8cir.org.uk for details of how to apply.