Wellcome Trust Reimagine Research Culture

Tuesday, 18th February 2020 at 9:30am
Senate Room

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In September 2019, Wellcome launched a major new initiative aimed at improving the working culture of research. Building on a growing sense of a need for change in the research community Wellcome’s Director Jeremy Farrar said that he wants to see funders, institutions and individuals value not just what is achieved, but also how it is achieved. He aims to plant this concept at the heart of everything that Wellcome does.


Wellcome want to undertake this transformation in partnership with the wider research community, and they ran a major survey which received an unprecedented response. Representatives from Wellcome now want to share the results of that survey with you, and hear your thoughts on how all parts of the research system, including Wellcome, can change.


In partnership with the University of Glasgow, Wellcome is hosting a Townhall event to share and discuss the survey’s findings, describe what a better culture would look like, and begin formulating ideas which can us all reach those aims. The Townhall will be an opportunity to celebrate the good practice already happening, and work out how we can get this to spread further. Wellcome is running a number of these events across the UK, and each discussion will feed directly into their work to craft a set of clear goals for a great research culture, and inform the changes Wellcome will be making.


Wellcome wants to hear from everyone who supports research, including those at different local institutions, different career stages, different supporting roles, and different disciplines.

Following registration, the session will kick off with a facilitated, interactive discussion inspired by the survey findings, finishing with a panel Q&A and then lunch.

The University of Dundee is hosting an equivalent event on the afternoon of the 12 February 2020. If you would prefer to attend the Dundee event, please let us know.

To learn more about the Reimagine Research initiative and other events, please visit the Wellcome website.

Wellcome exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive. We support researchers, we take on big health challenges, we campaign for better science, and we help everyone get involved with science and health research. We are a politically and financially independent foundation.

The Wellcome Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales, no. 210183. Its sole trustee is The Wellcome Trust Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, no. 2711000 (whose registered office is at 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK) 

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Starts: Tuesday, February 18th 2020 at 9:30am
Ends: 12:30pm

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