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IRCC23 Plenary Recordings

More recordings will be added as they become available.

Professor Caroline Meyer,
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Warwick

"Working Together to Set the Standard for Research Culture"

When it comes to research culture, universities are not islands, they are part of a larger community. To improve research culture, universities and their partners must coordinate, cooperate and share their good practices.

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"Next Steps"

    • Get involved: Be part of the NCRC. We are launching two new specialist networks, 'Research Culture Enablers Network' and 'Measuring Research Culture Network'
    • Get connected: Join the Research Culture Knowledge ExchangeLink opens in a new window group on LinkedIn to share and discuss the latest developments in Research Culture
    • Save the Date: IRCC24 will take place on 16 September 2024 at the University of Warwick
    • Get in Touch: Contact to get involved

    Dr Nikolay Ogryzko,
    Senior Talent Programme Manager, Talent Team, UKRI

    "Supporting people and teams"
    UKRI is the UK’s largest public funder of research. In this session we’ll cover how our recently published action plan will support the people and teams essential to our investment in research and innovation and drive improvements to the environment and culture they work in.

    Dr Ian Hancox,

    Director of Research Technology and Technical Strategy, University of Warwick
    "The Sector Progress Catalysed by the Technician Commitment"

    Since its launch in 2017, the Technician Commitment has led to significant progress across the sector, with new opportunities and increased visibility and recognition for technical staff. This talk explores the recent best practice across the sector and looks to the future with the newly launched UK Institute of Technical Skills and Strategy.

     Professor Marcus Munafo,

    Chair of the UK Reproducibility Network steering group

    "Transparency, Trustworthiness and Research Culture: Lessons from Open Research"

    Open research is increasingly required by funders, and has been argued to promote research quality by allowing for greater scrutiny of the research process, and in turn creating incentives for more robust processes. The UK Reproducibility Network ( is leading an Open Research Programme, funded by Research England, to support, promote and incentivise uptake of open research practices across the sector. However, transparency as a guiding principle can be extended to other elements of a positive research culture. Can we use this principle to enhance research culture more generally?

    Professor Kate Sang, 

    EDI Caucus Principal Investigator, Heriot-Watt University

    "Navigating the choppy waters of academia: the experiences of disabled and neurodivergent academics."

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