Toxic research cultures: The what, why and how

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Original languageEnglish
Article number104449
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Early online date9 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 30 Apr 2023

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In the most recent United Kingdom Research Excellence Framework ( REF, 2021 ), only 15% of the total weighting was allocated to the research environment, whereas 60% went to research outputs (published papers) and 25% to research impact. Here the environment is a catch-all category that includes, research strategy, staff recruitment and profiles, equality, diversity and inclusion, PhD student completions, support for early career researchers, grant capture, drivers for ensuring research impact and research partnerships and collaborations. Considering the current emphasis on research culture, the percentage allocation to environment seems inappropriate. After all, it could be asserted that if a university gets the research environment right, then excellent research publications and significant research impacts should follow. This assertion is supported by the findings from the RAND (2015) study, alluded to above.

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