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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Our statement on Research Culture is our commitment to achieving positive change. It identifies five broad themes to promote a more supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment:
Winners of the University of Leeds inaugural Research Culture Awards were announced during a special ceremony held on campus on Tuesday 19 July 2022. The event was a huge success and was hosted by Professor Dame Jane Francis, University Chancellor, and Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. The winning projects highlighted the broad spectrum of world-changing research at Leeds, together with the significant improvements being made to our research culture, which have been enabled by a wide range of colleagues.