Here at the University of Glasgow we’ve
published our first statement on Research Culture.
Our culture is the way in which we support, evaluate and reward excellence in research.
It’s how we recognise and value varied contributions and outputs, support the careers of our researchers
and help each other to succeed. It’s about valuing not only the research
that is done, but how it is done. Promotion criteria now include collegiality
and open research and colleagues who support a positive culture are celebrated through
our research culture awards. Specialist career tracks are available to
our research scientists and technologists. And we’re implementing plans aligned to
the Researcher Development Concordat to support researchers to succeed in their chosen career
path. The different contributions colleagues make
to the research endeavour are recognised and we’re embedding clear and fair approaches
to evaluating research quality. Research takes diverse forms, we value different
types of outputs and impact, and encourage the early sharing of this information.
Research integrity training tailored to discipline, career stage and job family supports colleagues
to conduct research at the highest standards of academic rigour.
We know that change isn’t achieved by policy statements alone, but through practical actions
that connect to researchers’ day-to-day experience.
We’ll evaluate progress through our annual Research Culture survey
share updates on new and existing initiatives in our Statement on Research Culture.
And celebrate good practice through the Research Culture Awards.