Research Culture Survey

Due to the Covid-19 situation, this will not take place in 2020 but we intend to run it again in 2021. Results from the 2019 survey were dissemintated to local contacts in each School, Institute and College and have been used to influence our new UofG Research Strategy (Oct 2020) as well as implementation of the Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers.

We want Glasgow to be the place where good researchers want to come (and stay!) to do excellent research. We are committed to promoting a positive research culture and have introduced a raft of measures to support this, including training, support staff, research integrity advisors, IT innovations and new policies. However, all of this work is meaningless if it does not change what is felt on the ground. We introduced this survey as a way of understanding where we are making progress and where there is still work to be done. 

The survey ran during Summer 2019 and was open to research active staff at the University of Glasgow (including Technical and Specialist roles). We received over 1200 responses and 1500 text comments. Responses were anonymous and we do not drill down to a level that allows us to identify individuals. The results will be used to inform future policy, and its practical implementation, as well as training.

Read our report from the 2019 Research Culture Survey: Research Culture Survey Report 2019 (PDF)

View question set for 2019 Research Culture Survey

We welcome other institutions to make use of our survey question set but please credit it to the University of Glasgow and get in touch to let us know how you are using it. 

If you have any question about the survey please contact Elizabeth Adams (Researcher Development Manager,