Realising Our Potential: Backing Talent and Strengthening UK Research Culture and Environment

04 May 2021

Realising Our Potential examines the current UK academic research culture and environment, including the system drivers and incentives which can create challenges and unintended consequences for researchers. The report is based on conversations and interviews with almost 100 representatives from universities (including researchers at all career stages), funders and publishers.

Ensuring a healthy research culture and environment is crucial to attracting and retaining staff, ensuring a research-led recovery and building the UK’s reputation as a global leader in research.

Our dedicated microsite contains all the report materials as well as contributions from Amanda Solloway MP, UKRI's CEO Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Dr Hua Wang and Dr Meghna Nag Chowdhuri, who are researchers at our member universities:  http://realisingourpotential.russellgroup.ac.uk/ 

Realising Our Potential - Full report

Realising Our Potential: Backing Talent and Strengthening UK Research Culture and Environment - Full report

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Realising Our Potential - Case studies

Examples of work to improve research culture being carried out by each of our 24 members, which aligns with the principles laid out in the Realising Our Potential report and toolkit.

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Research Culture and Environment Toolkit

Practical ideas and suggestions for universities, funders and publishers, based on research conducted for the Realising Our Potential report

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