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Funders’ Research Culture Workshop

Hear from representatives of the largest STEM research funders about their vision for shaping our research culture.

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Recently, more and more funders are asking academics the question: ‘What are you doing to promote a positive research culture in your lab?’ The Royal Society defines research culture as “encompassing 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.”

We have invited representatives from UKRI (Research England), Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) to share their visions, and update the research community on funding policies.

Attend this event to see what the future looks like in terms of research culture, and the role of research funding in shaping this. There will also be opportunities to ask your own questions to the speakers during a panel discussion.

Everyone is welcome to attend. We particularly encourage questions from early career researchers (PhD students, Postdocs).

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Updated event schedule (IBRB Lecture Theatre)

1005-1015 - Introduction from Prof Sotaro Kita (Academic Director for Research Culture)
1015-1040 - Dr Naomi Irvine (Expert Facilitator) - What do we mean by culture?
1040-11-40 - External Speakers: James Parry (UKRIO), Shomari Lewis-Wilson (Wellcome Trust) and Mat Tata (Cancer Research UK)
1140 - 1200 - Coffee Break
1210-12-45 - Q and A with panel (Speakers + Prof Sotaro Kita)
1245-1250 - Wrap up
1250-1400 - Lunch and Networking (IBRB Atrium)


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Event details

Date: 25 April 2023

Time: 10-2pm (lunch and networking included 1-2pm)

Venue: IBRB Lecture Theatre / IBRB Atrium

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Organised by ABRC