Responsible Research in Practice aims to enhance the reliability and reproducibility of research within biological and biomedical disciplines.
We offer a number of consultancy services to meet a range of clients needs.
Our clients include individuals, journals, research organisations, research funders and scientific societies.
The list of services currently available includes, but is not limited to:
- Peer review of project licence or research funding applications and scientific papers;
- Advice to improve implementation of good practice, application of the 3Rs, and enhance animal welfare;
- Technical writing of new or revised scientific policy or guidance documents;
- Review and editing of lay summaries, or scientific text for lay audiences;
- Advice on ethical issues, or ethical review of research applications or scientific papers;
- Client-led projects, such as updates to policies, procedures or training provision, compliance checks with required standards;
- 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.