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Research culture: let's reimagine how we work together

We want to help build a better research culture – one that is creative, inclusive and honest. Current practices prioritise outputs at almost any cost. This is damaging people’s wellbeing and undermining the quality of research. We can all help to reimagine how research is conducted.

Making change happen 

Thousands of researchers have taken part in the largest ever survey into experiences of research culture.

And through your Café Culture discussions, and events across the country, we've been hearing your ideas for change.

Your conversations have been feeding directly into our work, and we've committed to making change – in how we employ staff, how we fund researchers, and how people benefit from the research we support. We've also announced three new schemes for discovery research, which put culture at the heart of our funding.  

Transforming culture will involve us all working together. We want to carry on learning from and working with others to build a better culture for everyone. 

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Contact us 

  • Diego Baptista, Head of Research and Funding Equity, about how we're working to make the environments we fund inclusive
  • Shomari Lewis-Wilson, Senior Manager, Research Culture and Communities, about how we're embedding culture in our strategy