Changing expectations is a Royal Society programme that aims to understand how best to steward research culture through a shifting research landscape. Through a national dialogue with the research community, by drawing on the experiences of our past and present, and exploring potential futures, Changing expectations investigates the evolving relationship between the research community and the wider research system.
What is research culture? animation outlines the range of topics that fall under research culture and the work the Royal Society has been doing to start conversations about how culture can continue to improve.
Insights from over 20 of these workshops, and other conversations with the research community, have now been published in Research culture: embedding inclusive excellence. This document will be the foundation upon which the Research culture programme continues to be built.
The Royal Society responded to the consultation on REF 2021 restating support for the Stern Review's call for an institutionally-focused REF. This will require a new, more holistic way of assessing research quality, which should be based on the institution’s research environment, evidenced by a portfolio of research outputs from its constituent departments.