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Good Research Practice Week Events: 20 – 24 November 2023

Find out about the University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Week and how you can take part.

Good Research Practice Week will be held during 20 – 24 of November 2023. The week will showcase the University’s commitment to supporting good research practice, a healthy research culture and best practice in research and researcher evaluation through a programme of events and the Good Research Practice Awards.

The events are open to University of Edinburgh researchers, postgraduate research students, technicians and research support professional services colleagues. The week has been organised by a University wide group of colleagues.

Join us for the launch of our Good Research Practice Week 2023 at the opening event:

Good Research Practice at the University – looking back and looking forward: 20 November, 10:00 – 12:30, Central Area |Find out more and book

There will also be a variety of learning events and practical workshops throughout the week exploring:

  • The University’s Research Cultures Delivery Plan and next steps.
  • Updates from the Growing Research Together programme team and the opportunity to take part in transformative conversations about the future of research support at our University.
  • The Open Science Framework and how this can be used to make your research collaborations easier.
  • Developing your digital profile – a workshop for technicians and professional services colleagues who are research active.
  • Research ethics and open data.
  • What you need to do when publishing your research in the age of openness.

Co-creation sessions for research improvement

As part of Good Research Practice week you also have the opportunity to take part in four themed co-creation sessions for research improvement.

These sessions are collaborative workshops where researchers, postgraduate research students, technicians, and research support professional services colleagues from the University of Edinburgh come together to identify current barriers to performing our best research, and to suggest possible solutions which might be piloted in research improvement projects.   During the sessions, participants will work together to:

  • Identify problems related to the session’s broad theme
  • Develop possible solutions to these problems
  • Plan research improvement projects to implement these solutions

Research improvement teams will be formed during the sessions by bringing together those with similar priorities. Each team will present their project idea and a winning project will be selected by everyone present at the session. The winning project will be awarded a small budget to enable a team to test the idea. This implementation team will be made up of interested volunteers from all participants, not just the originators of that proposal.

The goal of these co-creation sessions is to develop and implement improvements driven by our research community’s priorities.

The session themes this year are:

Robustness, reproducibility and replication in research: a co-creation session: 21 November 09:00 – 12:30, Central campus |Find out more and book

Artificial Intelligence in research: a co-creation session : 21 November, 13:00 – 16:30, Central campus |Find out more and book

Sustainability in research: a co-creation session: 22 November, 9:00 – 12:30, Holyrood Campus| Find out more and book

Equality, diversity and inclusion: a co-creation session: 22 November, 13:00 – 16:30, Holyrood Campus| Find out more and book

Co-creation sessions are a valuable opportunity for members of the research community to come together and share their ideas on how to improve research at the University of Edinburgh. By participating in a co-creation session, you can have a direct impact on the future of research at the University. Sign up soon to take part.

Research Cultures Delivery Plan round table discussions

During three dynamic round table discussions you’ll have the opportunity to be part of essential conversations shaping the future of research culture at the University:

Exploring interdisciplinarity in innovation: Research Cultures Delivery plan round table discussion: 23 November, 14:00 – 15:30, King’s Building Campus| Find out more and book

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Research Cultures Delivery Plan Round Table Discussion: 24 November, 10:00 – 11:30, Central Campus| Find out more and book

Research Excellence Framework and the assessment of people and culture: Research Cultures Delivery Plan Round Table Discussion: 24 November, 16:00 – 17:30, Holyrood Campus| Find out more and book

You can find out more about the week and register to attend the events of your choice:



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