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Responsible Research in Practice is here to help organisations support their researchers to conduct the best research they can and to become the best researchers they can.

We offer a range of tailored training courses and workshops, including: 

  • Animal Research: Critical, Challenging and Creative Thinking Course
  • Guide to 'Research Integrity' or 'Fostering a Culture of Integrity' Workshops

We provide a range of consultancy services to suit our clients needs including:​

  • Review and gap analysis of support and training provision for researchers

          to meet expected good practice standards.

  • A research mentoring service and/or advice clinics.
  • Content for in-house e-learning resources.

Read our clients testimonialsand get in touch with us today.

Why work us?

We are based in West Sussex, located close to Gatwick Airport and within easy reach of London by train. 

About Nikki



Responsible Research in Practice


T: (+44) 01293 871315

Registered Address: Bailey House, 4-10 Barttelot Road, Horsham, RH12 1DQ.

We recognise that the current climate and culture of research means that many researchers are struggling to juggle an ever increasing list of demands upon their time. This can cause shortcuts to creep into individuals daily routines and the quality of research to begin to slip with no immediately obvious warning signs. There are now well documented concerns regarding the reproducibility, reliability and translatability of research results, as well as a growing number of tools and resources that researchers can use to address these issues.

We support researcher development and seek to enhance their critical, challenging and creative thinking skillssuch that they are aware of and able to identify common pitfalls within their own research practices. This together with an enhanced awareness of local and international support, tools and resources available to them is the first step to empowering behavioural change.

We run tailored workshops that put research integrity in the practical context of Life Science research and encourages self-reflection in a safe and supported environment so that individuals understand what they do well and what they could do better. 

Our bespoke training is adaptable for all life science staff at any stage of their career. All sessions are presented in a style and format that is both relevant and engaging because our personal research experience means we understand what's important. 

Since gaining her PhD at Kings College London Nikki has accumulated over 15 years experience working within the animal research and animal welfare community within the UK, Europe and beyond. During this time she has worked with academic, commercial, regulatory and non-governmental organisations to promote animal welfare and support implementation of the 3Rs principles of humane science through a range of initiatives involving: education, training, ethical review and policy work. Nikki is currently a member ofCOPE(Committee on Publication Ethics), a UKRIO(UK Research Integrity Office) advisor and SYRCLE(SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation) ambassador. She is also a member of the ISTT and serves on the 3Rs committee.

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