Through our Research Culture Action Plan (RCAP) we are working together as a community to re-shape the culture in which research takes place at Queen's and across the wider HE sector. Find out more below about RCAP and the latest developments in its implementation.
'Research culture' refers to the environment and ecosystem within which we conduct research, both in the policies and processes we implement, and how we behave as a community. At Queen’s we are working to encourage a positive research culture, where the contributions made by everyone involved in research are recognised and respected, and develop an inclusive, collaborative and supportive research community.
Research Culture Action Plan
The Research Culture Action Plan (RCAP) represents our commitment as a University community to continuously improving the environment in which research and innovation activities take place, both at Queen’s and in the wider sector. It identifies a series of tangible actions, both new and existing, which will be implemented over the coming years to promote a more supportive, inclusive, and collaborative research culture. RCAP is a constantly evolving document which is co-owned and co-delivered by the wider research community at Queen’s, and we seek ongoing feedback through our Research Culture Suggestion Box from all staff and students.
Research Culture at Queen's
Professor Emma Flynn, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Enterprise, reflects on the launch of the Research Culture Action Plan.
Case Study in Research Culture - Postdoctoral Development Centre
Dr Alice Dubois describes the activities of the Postdoctoral Development Centre in the Faculty of Medical, Life and Health Sciences and the impact it has had on the research culture at Queen's.