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Blurred out researcher carries out experiment

Opinion | 15 January 2020

It's now beyond doubt: we need to reimagine the way research works by Beth Thompson

The findings of our survey of more than 4,000 researchers expose the stark pressures that many face. But together, we can learn from one another’s good practice and come up with new ways to improve research culture.

Liz Corbett and a colleague in the lab. Liz is head of the HIV/TB research group at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme.

News | 17 December 2019

Stellar science and research funded by another year of strong investment returns

Strong investment returns in 2019 meant Wellcome was able to spend over £1.1 billion on improving health for everyone.

Three meeting participants talking to each other

Opinion | 21 November 2019

How we're making our researcher meetings more inclusive by Charlie Gorham and Charlotte Hussey

A lack of diversity is a systemic problem in science and research, but small changes can add up to help create a better culture.

Illustration of goggles on a yellow and green background

Opinion | 12 November 2019

Does the way Wellcome makes funding decisions support the right research? by Jonathan Best

Research culture is often underpinned by the decisions that funders make and how they make them. But what is the best way to decide who to fund?

Image of a microscope on a red and blue background

Opinion | 24 October 2019

Leaving academia: there are still opportunities to make a difference in research by Danil Mikhailov

Leaving academia isn’t the same as leaving research – Danil Mikhailov shares his story.

Two researchers look at a computer screen

Opinion | 16 October 2019

PhD merit needs to be defined by more than just publications by Anne-Marie Coriat

There needs to be a change in how PhDs are assessed to promote a more positive culture for early career researchers.

Five researchers have a team meeting

Opinion | 7 October 2019

We hail individual geniuses, but success in science comes through collaboration by Jeremy Farrar

The Nobel prizes give a human face to science. But does celebrating individuals risk undermining a collaborative research culture?

Female researcher writes on whiteboard

Q&A | 26 September 2019

There are things we can do to make science leadership more representative

Jeremy Farrar talks to Research Africa’s editor Linda Nordling about improving research culture and building representative leadership.  

Two researchers look into microscope

Opinion | 23 September 2019

Researchers pay the cost of research by Ben Bleasdale

Excellence in research shouldn’t come at the expense of those who make it happen.

Two people discussing what's in a document

Opinion | 16 September 2019

4 ways that PhD programmes are improving their training culture by Anne-Marie Coriat

The new PhD programmes in science that we’re funding combine scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment for trainees.

Three women researchers working at the Wellcome Centre of Human Genetics in Oxford

Opinion | 10 September 2019

Why we need to reimagine how we do research by Jeremy Farrar

The emphasis on excellence in the research system is stifling diverse thinking and positive behaviours. As a community we can rethink our approach to research culture.

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