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Six Heart n Soul co-researchers

Opinion | 17 March 2020

Heart n Soul at The Hub: how we’re working to create a creative and inclusive culture by Dorota Chapko

At Heart n Soul at The Hub, we believe that anybody can contribute to research, and we’ve tried to create an environment to enable them to do so. 

Two researchers carry out an experiment at a lab bench

Opinion | 4 March 2020

Lab leaders must create open and safe spaces to improve research culture by Ricardo Henriques

Ricardo Henriques, Group Leader at UCL, looks at how lab leaders can create open and safe spaces for people to discuss any issues in research culture.

Two researchers carry out work in a lab

Opinion | 26 February 2020

We need to invest in researchers in the long-term by Katrina Lythgoe

Research culture could greatly improve if we addressed short-termism and job insecurity, says Professor Katrina Lythgoe.

A woman speaks into a microphone at an event

Opinion | 20 February 2020

Ideas to reimagine research culture: what we’ve heard at our university town halls by Ben Bleasdale

Last month, we published the findings of a survey into how researchers feel about the culture they work in. Now, we want to hear your ideas to reimagine research.

Kelly Vere sits next to a microscope and holds up a slide

Opinion | 12 February 2020

More than 'just a technician': why we need to recognise everyone in the research team by Kelly Vere

Kelly Vere, Director of Technical Skills and Strategy at the University of Nottingham, explains how she's been working to build a better culture for technicians.

Two women wearing white lab coats talking to each other

Opinion | 5 February 2020

Value people as well as papers to improve research culture by Christopher Jackson

As scientists, we try to make sure our research is rigorous so that we can avoid costly errors. We should take the same approach to tackle issues in research culture, says Professor Christopher Jackson.

Six researchers have a discussion around a table

Opinion | 29 January 2020

What can funders do to encourage inclusive research leadership? by Jack Harrington

In the Humanities and Social Science team at Wellcome, we’ve been experimenting with some different approaches.

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.

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