Edinburgh Research Office

Research culture

The University of Edinburgh is committed to promoting and developing a vibrant and inclusive research culture. View the University’s commitments on research culture and the results of the 2020 research culture survey.

Our people and culture is what drives our success. A research culture which nurtures and recognises community, openness, good research practice and fair recognition is one that best supports our capacity to deliver world-leading research. We are working with the University's Research Ethics and Integrity Review Group (REIRG), and the Institute for Academic Development to bring together work on Research Culture.

Research culture survey

The University ran its first research culture survey in summer 2020. We are working on bringing these results together to inform an action plan across the University.

View summary results of the 2020 Research Culture Survey (available via the Open Science Framework)

More detailed results are available in a dashboard to University staff.

View 2020 Research Culture Survey 2020 dashboard  results (University of Edinburgh staff only)


Research Culture Virtual Suggestions Box

As part of our wider efforts to support a vibrant research culture, we would like to hear about examples of good or innovative practice  that could be  rolled out more widely, and likewise any areas that need improvement.  Please use our  virtual 'suggestions box' to help us.

Submit a suggestion to our Research Culture Virtual Suggestions Box (University staff only)

Our commitments to date

Researcher Development Concordat

HR Excellence in Research

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

UUK  Concordat to Support Research Integrity



For further information, please get in touch directly with Edinburgh Research Office.