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Research and innovation culture

People and culture are fundamental to research and innovation because they drive the creative and dynamic system that we need to support the community to thrive.

A positive research culture supports not just researchers and innovators but also the entire ecosystem which supports the research and innovation endeavour.

We strive to foster a system where everyone is appreciated and valued, that works for everyone, by everyone.

The role of UKRI

UKRI is uniquely positioned to catalyse efforts to improve culture, building on good work already under way, to connect up the whole system, covering multiple disciplines and cross-sector research and innovation.

Our approach in this area is multi-faceted and includes reflecting on our own systems and processes; how these systems influence the wider system; and how we can improve our understanding of how we can support the wider community.

Our main activities

These include: