Reproducible Research and Registered Reports

Category: Laboratory Studies

Location: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ | Date: 20 March 2017



The meeting is open to members of the NIHR Statistics Group and anyone with an interest in the application of statistics in laboratory based research. We are delighted to have Chris Chambers talking about the registered reports initiative as our guest speaker. The meeting will update on the group’s progress since the RIPOSTE framework publication and offer opportunities to join/and or form new working groups and  inform the future direction of the group.

In 2013 the journal Cortex became the first outlet to offer Registered Reports, a format of pre-registered empirical publication in which peer review happens prior to data collection and analysis (see The philosophy of Registered Reports is that in order to neutralise publication bias and various forms of researcher bias (such as p-hacking and post hypothesising), the publishability of a scientific study should be decided by the importance of the research question and rigour of the methodology, and never based on the results of hypothesis testing. In this talk I will provide an introduction to Registered Reports and update on its progress. Together with allied initiatives, Registered Reports are helping to reshape the incentive structure of science to place transparency and reproducibility on par with conventional indicators of scientific quality.

Registration fee £43. Hot drink refreshments will be available, please bring your own lunch.

If you have any questions about what to expect from the day please contact Dawn Teare.

Draft Agenda

             12.00 Registration (with tea and coffee)*

12.30   Welcome and introductions. (Liz Hensor and Dawn Teare)

12.40  Invited Presentation: ‘The Registered Report Project’,  Professor Chris Chambers.

13.40  Update from unit of analysis  working group (Alice Sitch, Nick Parsons, Dawn Teare)

14.00  Update from limit of detection working group (Liz Hensor, Mike Messenger, Bethany Shinkins)

14.20   Framework for Quality Assessment of Measurement Procedures (Mike Messenger)

              14.40 Refreshment Break

15.00 Experiences using/ promoting the use of the  RIPOSTE Framework (open)

15.30 Discussion: How to impact on design and analysis in NIHR funded lab science? (e.g.DECs and BRCs)

16.00 Discussion on Priorities for future activities of the Group (open)

16.30   Suggestions and preparation for the NIHR Statistics Group meeting in June.

16.50  Close

* to keep costs to a minimum teas and coffees will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

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