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6 people dancing at their local library

Opinion | 5 March 2020

We're taking a new, devolved approach to public engagement funding – and we think it will make for more effective decisions by Imran Khan

Getting public engagement funding from Wellcome has changed. We’ve shifted our approach from open-ended funding schemes to targeted investments that have specific aims.

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.

Woman wears face mask and pushes shopping trolley

Opinion | 27 February 2020

Global institutions must act urgently and decisively to tackle COVID-19 by Jeremy Farrar

The COVID-19 outbreak is not just a public health crisis, it’s rapidly becoming a global crisis – of health, economics and politics.

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.

A researcher expresses coronavirus, Covid-19, onto surface protein, in a research lab

Opinion | 19 February 2020

COVID-19: how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks by Josie Golding

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread in China and countries around the world, a global community of researchers are working to find out more about the virus and assess what research needs to be done to stop it.

People wearing surgical masks sitting in subway in Shanghai, China.

News | 13 February 2020

Wellcome pledges £10 million to tackle COVID-19 epidemic

Wellcome is making a pledge of up to £10 million to accelerate research and support global efforts to tackle the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

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.

Jim Smith, Wellcome's Director of Science

News | 11 February 2020

Jim Smith to resume his role as Wellcome's Director of Science in May 2020

Jim Smith, who has been leading Wellcome's Science Review since January 2019, is returning to his role as Director of Science in May 2020.

Seven students watch teacher carrying out an experiment

Opinion | 10 February 2020

Using neuroscience to design education interventions: what have we learned? by Asimina Vergou

Neuroscience can improve educational outcomes, but teachers should be involved from early on in the design of interventions.

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