Responsible Research in Practice aims to enhance the reliability and reproducibility of research within biological and biomedical disciplines.
We can support institutions &/or organisations to discuss & define what a good research culture, or culture of care means so that commitments can be made and an action plan developed & implemented.
To date the range of consultancy services utilised by our clients have included:
- Review of existing research policies, procedures, ethical frameworks &/or training provision
- Drafting of new or revision of existing research policy, conduct or best practice documentation
- Independent review of research funding proposals, licence applications or existing projects involving the use of live animals, animal derived material or animal derived data
- Professional speaker at institutional conferences or staff training days.
Contact us today to discuss what consultancy services we can provide to meet your needs.
We also provide a range of training sessions to
Support cultural change
- Topics include: how to promote a culture of integrity; common research integrity, research conduct or compliance issues; how to identify and avoid common mistakes; critical, creative and challenging thinking.
- the content can be tailored for MPhil & PhD students, junior postdoctoral fellows, those taking on their first supervisory role, or more experienced researchers wanting a refresher.
Facilitate the development & implementation of best practices
- Topics include: the planning, conduct & reporting of bioscience research; tools & resources to support best practice in experimental planning & design; sources of bias; the 3Rs principles of humane experimental technique; animal welfare; ethical review.
- the content can be tailored for individuals at any stage in their research career, from MPhil & PhD students through to more experienced researchers wanting to keep up to date.
Encourage public engagement
- Topics include: what is culture?; common ethical theories and how they contribute to 'social ethics'; how and why science becomes a controversial topic; public attitudes to research; strategies to avoid research becoming controversial.
- the content can be tailored for individuals at any stage in their research career, and aims to improve individuals confidence when discussing their research in public.
Enhance the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research
- Topics include: how to write a testable hypothesis; common pitfalls in experimental design and how to avoid them; an introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analysis; research reporting standards; critical, creative and challenging thinking.
- the content can be tailored for MPhil & PhD students, junior postdoctoral fellows, those staking on their first supervisory role, or more experienced researchers wanting a refresher.