Steering Group

Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol, and Programme Lead within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. He has a long standing interest how incentive structures shape the behaviour of scientists, and how this contributes to the robustness of published research.

Scientific Ecosystems and Research Reproducibility

Laura Fortunato is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. In the area of open research, her interests focus on the provision of training, and in particular on effective computing for research reproducibility and the use of free and open source software.

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Malcolm Macleod is Professor of Neurology and Translational Neurosciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research, and in developing and evaluating strategies to achieve these goals.

The Reproducibility Opportunity

Alexandra Collins is a Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, she is also a Knowledge Exchange Fellow funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Her research interests include how to improve the use of evidence in environmental decision making with reproducibility and credibility of research being key components of this.

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Chris Chambers is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cardiff University and Head of Brain Stimulation at CUBRIC. Beyond his core research, he is interested in the role of science in the media, mechanisms for improving evidence-based public policy, and tools for reducing bias in publishing by aligning the needs of the scientific community with the needs of individual scientists.

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The UKRN Steering Group currently comprises Marcus Munafò, Chris Chambers, Laura Fortunato, and Malcolm Macleod. The Steering Group is responsible for the overall coordination of UKRN activity and strategy and is advised by an external Advisory Board constituted of senior academics from the international research community. 

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