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Open Science Interest Group

Our group promotes the use of open science practices in the Department of Psychology and the wider University community through education, advice and peer support.

Who we are

Our group consists of research-related administrative staff, PhD students, postdoctoral research associates and faculty from across the department.

What we do

We meet regularly to discuss and share best practice in open science. We also monitor the use of open science practices in the department and challenges people might experience when implementing these practices. We offer support for those who wish to engage in open science by organising workshops, sharing educational resources, and offering peer support. We aim to support people in different stages of their career and people with or without experience with open research practices. Our group also plays a leading role in promoting the university's open research culture. Examples of open research practice include:


The York Psychology Department also hosts a ReproducibiliTea journal club, providing a forum to informally discuss issues of open science and consider the reproducibility of our research practices. ReproducibiliTea is an initiative supported by the UK Reproducibility Network, and there are now more than 50 journal clubs across the world.

We meet fortnightly on Thursdays at 12pm, and welcome researchers from across disciplines to join the discussion. For more information or to join the mailing list, please email


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