Responsible Research in Practice is a UK registered learning provider (UKRLP No. 10092337) founded in 2015.

We are proud of the work we do with a range of academic, commercial and other life science research sector organisations based around the world. We are open to collaborate with individuals and organisations with whom we have a shared interest so please do reach out to contact us if this is of interest.

About Responsible Research in Practice


Why work with us?

  • We care and are passionate about inspiring and empowering rigorous and reproducible research.
  • We recognise that keeping up with advances in good research practices is rarely top of the 'to do list' for many researchers struggling to juggle an ever increasing list of demands upon their time.
  • We keep up to date with learning trends, developments in good practice, as well as innovative tools &resources to support researchers to meet expectations.
  • We support researcher development by updating knowledge, practicing critical thinking & encouraging self-reflection.
  • Our training content is tailored to participant or client needs & is adaptable for students or staff at any stage of their career.

About Responsible Research in Practice founding company director Dr Nikk Osborne

About our founding company director - Dr Nikki Osborne

Since gaining her PhD at Kings College London, Nikki has accumulated over 20 years of experience working within the animal research and animal welfare community within the UK, Europe and beyond.

During this time she 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. These included education, training, ethical review and policy work.

In 2015, Nikki founded Responsible Research in Practice having developed a growing passion for research integrity and responsible research conduct in the context of life science laboratory-based research. More recently Nikki became a Mindset Practice Licensed Practitioner to deliver mindset training that empowers individuals to fulfil their potential. Nikki remains an active AWERB lay member in the UK, and is involved with several 3Rs committees including that of the ISTT (International Society of Transgenic Technologies). She is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), a UKRIO (UK Research Integrity Office) advisor and a SYRCLE (SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation) UK ambassador.