1st SPORR Rigor & Reproducibility Colloquium and Help-a-thon

Stanford University’s School of Medicine Program on Research Rigor & Reproducibility (SPORR), hosted its first school-wide Colloquium and Help-a-thon, on January 23rd, 2023. 

Organised in collaboration with Stanford’s Quantitative Sciences Unit, the event featured a plenary talk from Dr. Harvey Fineberg (President, Moore Foundation, former president of the National Academy of Medicine) in which he covered his experiences in drafting the NSF report Reproducibility and Replicability in Science; a talk from John Borghi, head of Stanford-s Lane Library, on the new Data Management and Sharing Policy that became active on January 25th. It also featured a talk from SPORR director, Steven Goodman, Associate Dean and Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine on SPORR activities, and a round panel with faculty and postdocs on Stanford's Medicine approaches to Rigor and Reproducibility. Additionally, SPORR gave out 4 Rigor & Reproducibility awards and 2 honorary mentions.

The event recording can be seen here.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 Welcome: Dean Lloyd Minor  (10 mins) 

9:10 New Data Sharing and Open Access Policies: John Borghi (15  mins)

9:30 Keynote: Harvey Fineberg (20 min+ 10 min Q&A)

10:00 SPORR: Steve Goodman (15  mins) 

10:15 Coffee Break (15 min)

10:30 Panel discussion: What should the school-wide or SPORR approaches be to help SoM get ready for the new policies -  moderated by Ruth O’Hara (60 mins)

11:30 Rigor and Reproducibility Awards Ceremony (Awardees do lightning talks to present their work - each 5 minutes) (25 mins)

12:00 Closing - Help-a-thons / Lunch / (60 min)

  • Rigor and Reproducibility consultation
  • T32 proposal consultation
  • Data Sharing and Data management plans consultation


Media coverage of the event:

SPECTRUM Newsletter and StanfordMed Today