About Us

The RIOT Science Club is a forum where researchers can learn about Open Research reforms and practices, and central to its aims is encouraging Reproducible, Interpretable, Open & Transparent Science. Started in mid-June 2018 at King’s College London by Samuel Westwood and co-organised by Marion Criaud, Olivia Kowalczyk, and Sheut-Ling Lam, the initiative is entirely early-career researcher-led and has now expanded beyond King’s to a growing number of sites and is now partnered with the UK Reproducibility Network.

The RIOTS Club invites speakers to give talks, present papers, give insights into time-saving tools, recommend new statistical techniques, and much more. Additionally, The RIOTS Club aims to change research culture that is more collegial, where viewpoint and background diversity can be allowed to flourish.

The ultimate aim is to create a levelling space where junior and senior academics alike can all mutually benefit from the exchange of ideas that move us away from the publish or perish culture, that stymie the replication crises, and that put researchers on the map in the Open Research revolution!

All presentation slides are stored on our Open Science Framework page and recordings are uploaded to our YouTube channel.


Who are we?

Manpal Bhogal

Lecturer
University of Wolverhampton

Elisabet Blok

PhD Student
Erasmus Medical Centre

Giulio Centorame

Research Associate, Visiting PGR/
PhD Student

University of Queensland/ University of Bristol

Sarah Charles

Research Associate
King’s College London

Robbie Clark

PhD Student
University of Bristol

Marion Criaud

Research Associate
King’s College London

Lorenza Dall’Aglio

PhD Student
Erasmus Medical Centre

Ellie Hassan

PhD Student
University of Exeter

Tamara Kalandadze

Associate Professor
Østfold University College

Olivia Kowalczyk

Research Associate
King’s College London

Ian Lahart

Reader
University of Wolverhampton

Sheut-Ling Lam

Trials Manager
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Alexandra Lautarescu

Research Associate
King’s College London

João Mineiro

PhD Student
University of Exeter

Thuy-vy T Nguyen

Assistant Professor
Durham University

Anders Nordahl-Hansen

Professor
Østfold University College

Hugo Pedder

Senior Research Associate
University of Bristol

Nadia Soliman

PhD Student
Imperial College London

Bing Xu

PhD Student
Erasmus Medical Centre

Sam Westwood

Lecturer
University of Westminster

Where to find us?

We’re based at King’s College London, Imperial College London, University of Bristol, Durham University, University of Exeter, University of Wolverhampton, Rotterdam, and Norway.


Get in touch!

Keep up to date by following us on Twitter or by joining our mailing list riotscienceclub@kcl.ac.uk.

Interested in getting involved? Don’t be shy, drop us a line!

RIOTS code of conduct

The RIOT Science Club is committed to making its events productive and enjoyable for everyone. We expect our members and speakers to adhere our code of conduct.