Research culture


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

Number 12 bus outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Opinion | 11 November 2019

UK general election 2019: our letter to the party leaders by Jeremy Farrar

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Research on research

Research on research (also known as meta-research, the science of science and meta-science) is the study of research itself.

Brexit and the EU

We're working with the UK government and others to achieve a Brexit settlement that allows research to thrive in the UK and Europe.


Report 1 November 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

Wellcome review of PhD training in biomedical research

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A review of UK biomedical PhD training – from how support for students can be improved, to how success is assessed.

Report 1 December 2016 Updated 5 December 2019

The Coalition for Research and Innovation: overview

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The Coalition for Research and Innovation (CARI) aims to encourage African nations to increase investment in research and development and to set their own research agendas, working alongside global partners.

Report 1 June 2014 Updated 5 December 2019

Medical research: what’s it worth? Estimating the economic benefits of cancer-related research in the UK

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A study calculating the economic benefits of investment in cancer-related research by the taxpayer and charities in the UK.

Briefings and responses

Consultation response 1 March 2017 Updated 5 December 2019

Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework

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Consultation response 1 June 2011 Updated 5 December 2019

Health and social care reform

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