Research Culture Committee Launched
A Research Culture Committee has been established to lead a series of projects that will make an important contribution to the University’s research culture going forward.
These will include the formation of a new programme of researcher development, and a series of researcher and technician workshops around the themes of: ‘Supporting early career researchers through and post the COVID-19 pandemic’, ‘Refining the concept of research leadership’, and ‘Warwick’s research values’, that will inform future internal developments in each of these areas.
The Committee will also share and celebrate examples of best practice in research culture from across the University, and help to develop new approaches to researcher training and development, as part of the University’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’ re-accreditation.
This will result in a new approach to researcher induction, and the relaunching of a research development programme from 2021 onwards.
Professor Pam Thomas, PVC (Research) commented: “People are at the heart of our Research Strategy and this important work around research culture and the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ accreditation will ensure that our research environment develops to support the needs of all our research community”.
The Chair of the Research Culture Committee is Professor Matt Nudds (Vice Provost and Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Further information on the Committee, the HR Excellence in Research Programme, and future developments in this area can found on the new Research Culture Committee webpages.