There's always plenty of things going on within GRN. Here's a couple of recent activities and updates at a glance:


ScreenIT reports on COVID-19 preprints now available through Sciety

ScreenIT reports on COVID-19 preprints are now available through Sciety, a free platform that allows readers to quickly find and examine peer review reports on bioRxiv and medRxiv preprints. ScreenIT is a collection of automated tools that screen preprints for common problems that affect transparency and reproducibility (e.g. reporting of blinding and randomization, power calculations, protocol pre-registration, limitations sections, etc.). Learn more about how you can use Sciety to access ScreenIT reports, as well as peer reviews of COVID-19 preprints here

Job Posting: Postdoc researcher (m/f/d) in BUA project

The project PANNE on the investigation and assurance of research quality in the publication process, funded by the Berlin University Alliance, is based at Freie Universität in the Department of Clinical Psychological Intervention and is headed by Dr. Helen Niemeyer. See here for the job discription.

GRN got interviewed by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Jan Schwenkenbecher from the Sueddeutsche Zeitung has featured the GRN and reported on its goals as well as the background history of Open Science movement. Read the article (in German)

Launch of German Reproducibility Network

It's official: The German Reproducibility Network is now picking up traction. We're starting with eight founding institutions, and are looking to expand over the coming months. Please read on for our full press release.

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European Summit of Reproducibility Networks · September 30, 2021

The European Reproducibility Networks will meet in Bern to connect and coordinate.

German Reproducibility Day · November 16, 2021

The German Reproducibility Network invites you to the first German Reproducibility Day:

When: 16 November 21, 1pm - 5pm
Where: Online (Zoom)

The German Reproducibility Day is dedicated to all stakeholders of the scientific landscape in Germany and beyond. The first event aims to raise awareness and discuss the relevance of reproducible and robust research, why a strong network of initiatives working towards open research in Germany is needed, and what this network’s role and mission should be. Specific examples from GRN members will be used to show how to implement and promote reproducibility. There will also be enough space for social interaction and exchange.

More information and registration here:

SAVE THE DATE! BUA Symposium on Challenges for research integrity: Diversity and universalism, evidence and reflexivity · November 24, 2021

The Objective 3 – Advancing Research Quality and Value of the Berlin University Alliance will host a Symposium on Challenges for research integrity: Diversity and universalism, evidence and reflexivity on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. CET. Details regarding the registration process, access to the event, and the hosts will soon be published on the website of the Berlin University Alliance.