uOttawa Professor, Abel Brodeur, organizes Replication Games in Ottawa

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We are looking for professors, post-docs, PhD students and more broadly researchers interested in a one-day replication challenge at the University of Ottawa on May 5th, 2023. This event is part of games organized all over the world (Australia, Norway, France, Germany, etc.) by the Institute for Replication. More details about the event.

Participants will join a small team and being asked to replicate a study in their field of interest. Teams may either conduct a robustness replication, which is the ability to duplicate the results of a prior study using the same data but different procedures as were used by the original investigator - or recode the study using the raw or intermediate data. Teams may also do a combination of robustness/recoding.

Participants are asked to read the paper and familiarize themselves with the replication package prior to the Games. Teams should have a gameplan for the Games. Each team member should know what they are supposed to do during the Games. Teams then have to write up a short replication report summarizing their efforts.

Participants will be granted co-authorship to a meta-paper combining a large number of replications. Participants will be matched based on research interests, and a study from a leading journal will be assigned to each team. Some teams elect to submit their replication to a journal, allowing for the possibility to get another publication.

Virtual participants are welcome. Games typically start at about 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. local time. You are expected to work with your teammates during that time.

Interested researchers or teams, please email:

  1. your field of study and research interests,
  2. preferred statistical software, and
  3. which Games you are interested in


Abel Brodeur
[email protected]