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.
Throughout 2017 the Royal Society held a series of innovative and thought-provoking Visions of 2035 workshops. These engaged individuals from across the research ecosystem. Participants from across academia, industry and government came together to imagine an ideal research culture of the future, and how this might be achieved, using the Museum of Extraordinary Objects and speculative scenarios.
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.