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Valuing our Research

Valuing our Research

Here, three sub-themes are described:

Valuing the Research Process - recognises the importance of embedding clear and fair approaches for the way in which research is conducted, supported, recognised and rewarded.

Research Integrity - speaks to the conduct of rigorous and ethical research, essential to the production of high-quality research, and hence research excellence.

Open research - speaks to the importance of research visibility, impact and reach.

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Research Process

Objective 7: Embrace a holistic view of different roles, contributions and outputs linked to the research endeavour 

Objective 8: Provide a platform to nurture innovation and creativity 


  • Promote a ‘Safe to Fail’ culture that recognises, normalises and embraces ‘failure’ as part of research and the continual improvement process
  • Raise the profile of project management and its contribution to the research process
  • Engage with the WMS community to explore, broaden and establish a shared definition of research excellence which values the diversity of research, who is involved, and how research is delivered

Open Research

Objective 9: To upskill our community in open research practices.  


  • Explore and evolve our Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement interface within research, education and our wider community
  • Provide accessible and inclusive training in the varied components of open research to future-proof our research, enhancing visibility, reach and global impact
  • Establish a network of Open Research champions

Research Integrity

Objective 10: Support and facilitate the conduct of rigorous and ethical research to enhance research quality and trust.


  • Explore opportunities to improve research conduct and reproducibility
  • Establish a network of Research Integrity champions