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International Research Culture Conference 2023

International Research Culture Conference 2023

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

The International Research Culture Conference (IRCC) brought together those working in research to foster meaningful conversations and build an inclusive community of practice.

The event attracted nearly 400 delegates in-person and online.

It showcased innovative research culture initiatives, shared latest research about research culture, captured, discussed and documented research culture knowledge, with an opportunity for attendees and presenters to submit a 'Critical Reflection' to a Research Culture Special Issue of Warwick's open access Exchanges Journal.

If you would like to develop the subject area(s) discussed at the conference and be considered for inclusion in the next edition (January 2024), please get in touch. Presenters and attendees are welcome to apply.

Following the event's success, next year's International Research Culture Conference has already been confirmed for 16 September 2024. More details will be posted in the coming months.

Topics covered at the event included...

  • 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

Conference Organisation Committee

Chair: Professor Sotaro Kita (Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research).
Secretary: Dr Rika Nair (Research Culture Manager).

Next year's International Research Culture Conference will take place on 16 September 2024. For further information, please email