Reproducibility in research is a hot topic. Professor Kalichman will discuss the issues of reproducibility in research, including the argument that this is not a new question. Research might not be reproducible for a variety of reasons, including: 1) Fraud; 2) Sloppy science; and the 3) Unavoidable consequences of the nature of research.

This will be followed by a panel facilitated by Professor Alastair McEwan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training).

Panellists include:

who will engage in conversation with Professor Michael Kalichman and the audience to offer their experience and perspectives on causes and remedies for research that is not reproducible.

Register for Public Lecture

 Tuesday 23 July 2019. 5 - 7pm.

GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building 49, St Lucia Campus. 

 Registration essential.

Lecture to be followed by a panel discussion and drinks/canapes. This lecture and panel are open to all with an interest in reproducibility in research.


About Reproducibility and Responsible Research Conduct with Professor Michael Kalichman, University of California

Michael Kalichman

Reproducibility in research is a hot topic at the moment, especially in the areas of medical and health sciences but more generally in relation to public confidence in research.

Professor Michael Kalichman of the University of California, San Diego will be visiting UQ on 23-25 July 2019. Professor Kalichman will be presenting a public lecture on the subject of Rigor and Reproducibility: Why can't we do better? and a series of face to face workshops considering issues relating to research reproducibility and responsible research conduct for early to mid-career researchers and HDR students.

In conjunction with these events a staged reading of Professor David Abramson’s play ‘Purely Academic’ will be held featuring some well-known senior academics of UQ.

Professor Kalichman trained in engineering and neuropharmacology and has taught research ethics for over 25 years. He is founding director of the Research Ethics Program since 1997, the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium since 2006, and the Ethics Service for the NIH CTSA-funded Clinical and Translational Research Institute since 2010. In addition, Kalichman is a co-founding director for the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology since 2004.

Professor Kalichman is internationally renowned as a leader in ‘train the trainer’ and training post-graduate students and early to mid-career researchers in understanding, discussing and applying research ethics and integrity in the conduct of their research.


GHD Auditorium, Building 49
St Lucia Campus