UZH ReproducibiliTea Journal Club

The ReproducibiliTea is a journal club dedicated to topics related to reproducibility, open science, research quality, or good/bad research practices (in any field).

Organizer: Simon Schwab

Fall semester 2020

The CRS will host the ReproducibiliTea journal club in the fall semester of 2020 again. We meet about every other week on Thursdays at 16:00, for more details see below schedule. You can join the journal club  here using Zoom.

Brew your own tea before you join. All participants are welcome!

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Speaker information: The talk should approximately be 30 min. followed by a 15-30 min. discussion. Please join the meeting 15 min. before for an audio/video check.

Slides: PDF of the talks are available here.


September 17, 2020 16:00-17:00h, Bernhard Voelkl, Universität Bern
"Reproducibility of animal research in light of biological variation"

October 1, 2020 16:00-17:00h, TBA

October 15, 2020 16:00-17:00h, Christoph Flückiger, Universität Zürich
Reproducibility in psychological interventions between humans: Is the working alliance an epiphenomenon?

October 29, 2020 16:00-17:00h, Mark Robinson, Universität Zürich
"Rethinking Reproducibility as a Criterion for Research Quality"

November 12, 2020 16:00-17:00h, Charlotte Micheloud, Universität Zürich

Spring semester 2020

June 4, 2020 16:00 - 17:00, Simon Schwab,
Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams by Botvinik-Nezer et al. (2020)

May 14, 2020 16:00 - 17:00, Servan Grüninger, 
What is replication? by Nosek & Errington (2020)

April 30, 2020 16:00 - 17:00, Bettina Baessler,
Robustness and Reproducibility of Radiomics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Phantom Study by Baessler et al. (2019)

April 2, 2020 16:00 - 17:00, Samuel Pawel,
A Reproducible Data Analysis Workflow with R Markdown, Git, Make, and Docker by Peikert & Brandmaier (2019)

March 26, 2020 16:00 - 17:00, Dr. Filip Melinscak,
Automating Sciences: Philosophical and Social Dimensions by King et al. (2018)

Fall semester 2019

Date Name Title


201909_CRS ReproducibiliTea
Leonhard Held           

Royal Statistical Society discussion of “A new standard for the analysis and design of replication studies”

Meeting, preprint


20191010 CRS ReproTea
Samuel Pawel Predictive evaluation of replication studies Master thesis


Simon Schwab

Why we need to report more than “Data were analyzed by t-tests or ANOVA”. Weissgerber et al. eLife, 2018.

20191114 CRS ReproTeaJournalClub
Eva Furrer

Changed: Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings. Klein, Vianello et al., Advances in Methods and
Practices in Psychological Science 2018, Vol. 1(4) 443–490.

and if time allows

Predicting replication outcomes in the Many Labs 2 study. Forsell, Viganola et al.

CRS ReproTea 20191128


Mark Robinson

Many Analysts, One Data Set: Making Transparent How Variations in Analytic Choices Affect Results. R. Silberzahn, E. L. Uhlmann, D. P. Martin et al., Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 337–356.



Filip Melinscak

Flexible Yet Fair: Blinding Analyses in Experimental Psychology.
Gilles Dutilh, Alexandra Sarafoglou, and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers