MetaMelb research group

We are a group of interdisciplinary metascience researchers based at the University of Melbourne.

Meta-researchers investigate scientific practice to help improve confidence in scientific claims as understood by practising scientists. Unlike other approaches to studying science, meta-research is internally focussed – but we think this has a big impact on everyone.

The “meta” in MetaMelb stands for either metascience or meta-research. The terms are commonly used interchangeably, and as an interdisciplinary research group we happily embrace this plurality. What we do doesn’t change.

cover image: this beautiful painting of papayas was created by MarthaWhitaker.