Research culture – Embedding inclusive excellence
To promote the cultural conditions that will best enable excellent research and researchers here and elsewhere to flourish in the future.
Research culture encompasses the behaviours, values, expectations, attitudes and norms of our research communities. It influences researchers’ career paths and determines the way that research is conducted and communicated. The UK has a long history of shaping global research culture, from the times of the Enlightenment scientists, the foundation of the Royal Society and the frameworks of publishing and peer review, through to its recent leadership in championing science as an open enterprise. Building on this history and the strengths of research culture today, the Society has started a programme of work to explore how the UK can promote the cultural conditions that will best enable excellent research and researchers here and elsewhere to flourish in the future. The focus of this programme is on the assessment of research and researchers, researcher career development, and open science. The work builds on the recommendations of a project led by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in which the Society was a partner.
Reference of the resource
Research culture - Embedding inclusive excellence (Insights on the future culture of research), The Royal Society, January 2017.