Events that the GRN is involved in

Helmholtz Reproducibility Workshop

Dear GRN members and friends,

on November 16, 2023, from 9 am to 3 pm, the third workshop on Reproducibility in Sciences, again jointly organized by the Helmholtz Open Science Office and Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA), will take place at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam, hosted by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ.

The workshop begins with two keynotes on reproducibility, one focusing on Image Data Analysis by Deborah Schmidt (HIP, MDC) and the other on open science and research software engineering by Oliver Bertuch (FZJ) (both sessions will also be livestreamed). Following the keynotes, attendees can choose from a selection of three workshops that will equip you with the tools and insights needed to make reproducibility a cornerstone of your scientific endeavors. The event will conclude with a shared lunch, providing ample networking opportunities for all participants.

Registration is open until October 31, 2023 via Please also register if you would like to attend the keynotes online. The event is free of charge and only a few seats are left, so register soon.

Info and program: Event language: English

We are looking forward to a lively participation! Please forward this message to interested colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the colleagues from HIDA or us.

With kind regards from the Helmholtz Open Science Office Steffi Genderjahn, Lena Messerschmidt und Antonia Schrader

Announcement: Open Science Day of the University of Mannheim

The University of Mannheim are pleased to announce that the 5th annual Mannheim Open Science Day on the October 12th, 2023. The Open Science Day is a fantastic opportunity to showcase, share and discuss the diverse array of Open Science activities and experiences taking place at the University of Mannheim and beyond.

This year, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Anne Gartner who will present Open Science as a good researcher practice. Other topics like experiences with preregistration in Marketing research and Open Data and Replication in Economics will be covered as well as a series talks of best practices in Open Science from the University of Mannheim.

All German Reproducibility Network members and beyond are invited to join our Open Science Day.

Find out more and sign up using the following link:

Meta-Science Summer School: Designing Studies to Improve Research

Concerned about the reproducibility and transparency of research? Interested in learning more about meta-research, or the science of science? Looking for hands-on experience? Excited to work with other early career researchers across disciplines?

The German Reproducibility Network (GRN), the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the META REP Program organize a Meta-Science Summer School to teach students as well as Phd-students more about meta-research by designing, conducting, and publishing a meta-research study in a small team. The Summer School is funded by a grant of the Volkswagen Foundation.

The event will take place from August 28 to September 1 in Frankfurt am Main. There are no participation fees, travel expenses can be reimbursed to a limited extent. All further information about the Summer School as well as the application process can be found on the event page.

Application deadline extended until June 28th, 11:59 pm

GRN symposium on education and reproducibility

The GRN organized its first symposium on education and reproducibility on May 11, 2023 at BIH QUEST Center for Responsible Research in Berlin. The symposium allowed for a exchange of experiences, good practices and efforts on education and teaching formats on reproducibility. Speakers from different reproducibility and open science initiatives presented their best practices for teaching. The event was concluded by a panel discussion on the implementation of reproducible practices.

The progam as well as an overview of all speakers can be found at the following link.

The slides of the presentations are published Open Access at Zenodo.

How to build, grow, and sustain reproducibility or open science initiatives: A virtual brainstorming event

This virtual brainstorming event from November 22-23, 2022 will bring together individuals in Germany who are passionate about reproducibility and open science, including members of the German Reproducibility Network. Participants will share experiences and strategies on how to build, grow, and sustain initiatives that focus on reproducibility and open science. We welcome participants who are just starting initiatives or are interested in starting initiatives, along with those who are participating in or leading established initiatives. We will explore techniques for starting new initiatives, as well as strategies for expanding existing initiatives and making an initiative sustainable.

Find more information and the registration here.

We very much encourage you to share this event with your networks!

Barcamp Open Science

The Barcamp Open Science is a barcamp dedicated to the Open Science movement. It is open to everybody interested in discussing, learning more about, and sharing experiences on practices in Open Science. The barcamp is open to all topics around Open Science that the participants like to discuss.

Session proposals can be made directly after registration.

More information and registration:

Virtual Brainstorming Event: Making reproducibility and open science education and training the norm

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual brainstorming event “Making reproducibility and open science education and training the norm” on March 2-3rd, 2022. There will also be an optional one-hour brainstorming sessions on March 1st at 12:00 and 18:00 CET. All events are open for all individuals passionate about reproducible research in Germany, as well as all members of GRN. Some questions of the questions we will discuss will include:

  1. What resources and strategies are already being used to train researchers in reproducibility and open science in Germany?

  2. What opportunities and creative solutions exist to expand and improve reproducibility education in Germany?

  3. How can we make reproducibility education/training the norm in Germany? What top-down and bottom-up approaches can we use? What are the barriers we face and how can we overcome them to making reproducibility education and training the norm?

Please sign up using this link by Feb 28th.

We very much encourage you to share this event with your networks!

BUA Symposium on Challenges for research integrity: Diversity and universalism, evidence and reflexivity

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.

German Reproducibility Day

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:

European Summit of Reproducibility Networks

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

ScreenIT gives symposium @ Metascience Conference 2021

Members of the Automated Screening Working Group created ScreenIT, which combines several screening tools into one single pipeline. On Sept 18 they'll give a talk at Metascience 2021 about the use of automated screening tools to improve reporting in scientific papers. Save the date!

Sept 6-9th 2021: Education Meets Reality

Members of the QUEST Center for Reproducible Research evaluate experiences from implementing reproducibility teaching practices with former participants from reproducibility courses (registration closed). The organizers are looking forward to sharing the results with the GRN!

Check out the website
Contact: Constance Holman

Supporting the Mental Health of ECRs During the Pandemic

This workshop organized by our members at the Berlin Institute of Health will focus on the mental health of early career researchers (ECRs – graduate students and postdocs), and how the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the research landscape in Berlin and beyond.

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59th Helmholtz Online-Seminar: Research Data Management - a biodiverse MOSAiC

The 59th Helmholtz Open Science Online Seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In this seminar, Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner will present on the topic of research data management and zoom in on the context of biodiversity in the MOSAiC project.


Reproducibility for Everyone (R4E) is a community-led education project to increase adoption of open research practices at scale. R4E volunteer co-instructors run over 20 workshops per year at premier scientific conferences. Since 2018, R4E volunteers have run workshops on 6 continents for thousands of researchers!

This June, we want to highlight the impact of R4E’s work so far with the #R4EtaughtMe campaign. Please help amplify the lessons learned by researchers all over the world by sharing our #R4EtaughtMe posts!

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