Research Culture

Research Culture


UKRIO Resources

Webinar: UKRIO research integrity webinar: Research Culture, Wednesday 9 December 2020 this webinar focused on Research Culture. Video recordings and slides for each speaker can be found in the link above.

  • Building a healthy research culture – Professor Leanne Hodson BSc(Hons) PhD, BHF Senior Research Fellow in Basic Science / Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Senior Research Fellow Green Templeton College
  • ReproducibiliTea: the journal club that could – Katie Drax, PhD student and ReproducibiliTea committee
  • Institutional impact of courses on research integrity – Dr Christian Dumpitak, Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf (iGRAD), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

Guidance publication: Integrity in Practice Toolkit  is a resource developed by UKRIO and the Royal Society as part of their collaborative work on research culture. It is a toolkit for those who wish to continue to improve research integrity and support a positive research culture within their organisation.

Infographics: Improving Research Culture

Responsibilities of a Principal Investigator in improving research culture, UKRIO infographic. Be nurturing and compassionate; Provide psychosocial support; Supervision; Mentoring; Integrity; Teamwork; Promote ethical conduct of research; Critically reflect on your own behaviour and be open to reverse mentoring; Learn more about research integrity at Encourage collaboration, inclusivity and diversified opinions

Support for a Principal Investigator in improving research culture, UKRIO infographic. What do I need to be? Word cloud: Inspiring Balanced Ambitious Flexible Open Diverse Collegiate Funded Rewarding Friendly Collaborative Fair Rigorous Secure Innovative Supportive Transparent Nurturing Inclusive Creative Quality Integrity. What institutional support do I need? Training and professional development programmes; Well-funded research integrity and ethics team; Welfare and wellbeing advisors providing psychosocial support; Clear guidance and policies; Committment to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity; Active local research integrity advisors and champions. v1.0 2023 UK Research Integrity Office


External Resources


Wellcome Trust:

Reimagine Research Research culture | Wellcome

CafeCulture: Hosting your Café Culture discussion | Research Culture | Wellcome

Online forum: Do you have an idea to improve research culture? Do you have ideas to improve research culture? | Research culture: let’s reimagine how we work together | Wellcome (


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI):

Research and innovation culture – UKRI

Good research resource hub – UKRI


The Royal Society:

Research Culture | Royal Society

What is Research culture? – YouTube



Improving research culture — Vitae Website



Research culture and the 3Rs | NC3Rs



Embedding a research culture | NIHR


The Russell Group:

Realising Our Potential: Backing Talent and Strengthening UK Research Culture and Environment (

realising-our-potential-case-studies_3-compressed.pdf (


Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA):



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI):

EDI are essential for good research practice and to support a positive research culture. We have compiled a list of resources to support knowledge in this area. EDI resources


Last revised February 2023. 


Please note that this list of resources is not intended to be exhaustive and should not be seen as a substitute for advice from suitably qualified persons. UKRIO is not responsible for the content of external websites linked to from this page. If you would like to seek advice from UKRIO, information on our role and remit and on how to contact us is available here.

UKRIO would like to thank our Advisory Board and other volunteers for their help in putting this list together.