What is Research Culture at the University of Glasgow?

A 'research culture' is the collective result of the way we think and feel and act.

Our Culture is created by the choices we make and the way we behave towards each other, within our research institutions. It is also a product of how we engage and interact with others in our global research fields, interpersonally, or through the research discoveries and outputs we produce. Our Research Culture is strongly driven by the way we define, support, evaluate, and reward success in research, and who we recognise as having contributed to that success.

Research culture is a product of our behaviour, and it also influences our behaviour. A good culture drives high engagement, trust, productivity, sustainability, wellbeing and ultimately great research. 

At the University of Glasgow, we understand that research thrives when researchers feel that they are part of an engaging fair, and collegial environment in which people help each other to succeed. We value not only our research successes, but how those successes are achieved.

The University of Glasgow’s Research Culture Team, led by Dr Rachel Herries, is focused purposefully on issues that are specific to the way we do research, and the way we support research careers. 

We have set out our five Research Culture priorities: CollegialityResearch IntegrityOpen Research, Research Recognition, and Career Development.

Read more about what the five priorities mean, and how we are achieving them.

The ongoing work to enhance the five University of Glasgow priorities requires us to work in partnership with many other teams and colleagues across the university, and through that to define the boundaries of our work and areas of responsibility.

Read more about our partnerships approach.