Research culture describes the environment in which research and innovation happens. It includes the ways in which we collaborate, communicate and interact; the behaviours, expectations, attitudes and values that shape how our research is developed, conducted, disseminated, and used; and the mechanisms by which our work is recognised and rewarded.
At the University of Leeds, we recognise and value everyone involved in research. Participants; our collaborators and partners; academic, research and technical staff; colleagues in professional services; students, and those in many other diverse roles within the University all make essential contributions. Together we arrange, enable, conduct, and participate in research.
We believe that all members of our research community have a role to play in developing and promoting a positive and inclusive research culture, here you can find out more about the work we are doing to support Research Culture, our progress in our Research Culture Roadmap, and how you can get involved.
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Research Culture at The University of Leeds
Our Research Culture Strategy is our commitment to achieving positive change. It identifies five broad themes to promote a more supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment.
Our Research Culture Insights report presents data from around 1300 contributions from the 2021 survey The Big Leeds Conversation. It provides evidence for specific challenges in our research culture as felt by our researcher community, and presents colleagues’ recommendations which will inform the development of our Research Culture strategy. The executive summary of the report also highlights some of our initiatives addressing these challenges.
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Details of our original Research Culture Statement
How you can get involved: Open funding calls, Awards, Prizes, Projects
Help us measure and evaluate our progress by completing our pulse surveys, ensure your feedback makes a difference.
Examples of case studies, initiatives, projects and best practice for enhancing Research Culture. Access reports, guides and resources supporting our work.
Supporting open research practice for collaborative working, sharing and openness throughout the entire research cycle, ensuring research is “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”.
Learn about the supporting role that quantitative metrics can play in research assessment.
Papers from governance groups in research culture are available for the University of Leeds community to view
Meet the people and governance groups supporting Cat as Dean for Research Culture
Catch up on all previous issues of our Research Culture newsletters
Research Culture: Insights on Recognition & Rewards in Research from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Research Culture Seminar: 17th of April 2023 11 am-12 pm We are pleased to be hosting Eveline Braber from Erasmus...
The Cafés form part of our ongoing work to promote a positive research culture, and the discussions will help to...