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International Research Culture Conference

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When it comes to research culture, we’re all in it together.

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Taking place Monday 16 September at The University of Warwick, the International Research Culture Conference (IRCC) invites all those working in research to come together, to foster meaningful conversations and build an inclusive community of practice.

Registration is now open. Abstract submissions are currently under consideration.


About the event

  • Hear from our keynote speakers, including Shomari Lewis-Wilson; Maisha Islam, and more!
  • Showcasing innovative research culture initiatives
  • Sharing the latest research about research culture
  • Creating opportunities for synergies and co-creation
  • Capturing and documenting research culture knowledge for lasting impact, including through the publication of a Research Culture Special Issue

Topics covered include...

  • EDI issues in research
  • Bullying and harassment in research
  • Researcher recruitment and career development
  • Research enabler empowerment
  • Research support optimisation
  • Researcher training
  • Research leadership
  • The wellbeing of researchers
  • Non-academic stakeholder involvement in research
  • Open research
  • Improving reproducibility
  • Research integrity

Next steps for research culture

We asked speakers from IRCC 2023 to share their vision for the future of research culture.

Hear from colleagues at Warwick, UKRI and UKRN.


Get in touch

The event is organised by Professor Sotaro Kita (Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor - Research) and the Research Culture Team at Warwick: Carole Harris (Associate Director, Research Culture, Governance and Compliance), Dr Rika Nair (Research Culture Manager), Vicky Strudwick (Head of Research Culture Partnerships) and Marie Sams (Head of the National Centre for Research Culture).

For general queries relating to the International Research Culture Conference, please email