Italian Reproducibility Network

Save the date! 

ITRN's annual congress will be held on 23 February 2024 at the University of Bologna. 

See when the next "ReproCoffee" well be held, more info here

After the summer we will present new activities


We have created an ITRN community on Zenodo See the link and browse the currently available documents here   

The ITRN strategic plan 2023-2024

In order to plan activities for the two-year period 2023-2024, we have written a strategic plan. The plan brings together all the activities we want to implement over the two-year period of the Steering Group. You can find the plan at this link, and if you want to contribute to its realisation, send an email to us 

The Italian Reproducibility Network became a registered association

ITRN has become a non-profit association, registered on 2 January 2023, whose aim is to promote, support and guard Open Science practices through the following activities

a) organisation of cultural and educational activities, such as conference and seminars to disseminate the culture of Open Science;

b) organisation of training initiatives aimed at building the skills to implement Open Science principles in one’s own research and institutionally with one’s own institution;

c) promotion, conduction and publishing of surveys and empirical analyses on the implementation of Open Science principles;

d) promotion and dissemination of transparent scientific practices;

e) establishment of international collaborative networks with legal entities dedicated to the promotion of Open Science;

f) support for metascientific research and multi-lab projects;

g) stimulating the participation of its members in international research projects and calls for funds related to the Association's aims;

h) advocacy to institutional decision-makers, and in particular to Italian and European legislators, for the promotion of Open Science in the management of academic and non-academic communities;

i) support of access to Open Science for all people regardless of origin, nationality, age, gender, psychosocial status, income, role, discipline, language, religion.

Read the full ITRN's term of referece "statuto" (in Italian).

The association was founded by Davide Crepaldi, Massimo Grassi, Vittorio Iacovella, Tiziana Metitieri, Carlo Miniussi and Cristina Zogmaister.


The Italian Reproducibility Network (ITRN) is a peer-led consortium that aims to investigate the factors that contribute to robust research and disseminate them within the Italian scientific community. This is achieved by promoting initiatives and offering a hub for scientists to get in touch, exchange ideas and good practices, and promote collective learning. ITRN seeks collaboration with scientists in several disciplines, technical experts in relevant fields and stakeholders, so as to connect the widest possible spectrum of skills and knowledge.

Similarly to the other Reproducibility Networks in the world, ITRN investigates the factors that contribute to poor research reproducibility and replicability, and try to develop virtuous approaches to counter these factors and improve the quality of research. It also promotes collaboration among scientists and experts across a broad array of disciplines.

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Steering Group Members

SISSA, Trieste

University of Padova

University of Trento

CNR, Pisa

Sapienza University of Rome

Meyer Children's Hospital - University of Firenze

University of Trento

University of Salento

University of Milano-Bicocca