Review of Research and Enterprise Culture




University of Salford

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A wide-ranging review of the culture of research and enterprise at the University of Salford.

Salford | Research Consulting

Research culture, the behaviors, expectations, values and norms of research communities, has been an area of concern and a focus for policy and several national reports.

The University of Salford commissioned Research Consulting to undertake a wide-ranging review of the research and enterprise culture within the University and provide recommendations to enable colleagues to achieve their full potential, as well as allowing the university to achieve the innovation strategy measures of success.

To collect evidence, we carried out interviews and 10 themed focus groups, with a total of 79 individuals participating. These included academic staff at all stages in their career, professional and technical services, as well as post-graduate researchers. This was supported by desk research, comprising of a review of sector-wide practices, internal university documents, EDI and performances in KEF and REF.

The report made a number of recommendations to the University in support of developing an improved research culture.

This project was delivered by Research Consulting, working with Silke Blohm from 4Sciences.