We have had a fantastic response to our survey on the culture of scientific research in the UK, with over 800 responses so far. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send us their views. Some interesting patterns are emerging. However, we would still like to encourage more people to respond before the survey closes at the end of July 2014.

We would be particularly interested in hearing from:
  • Physicists, chemists, mathematicians, engineers

  • Scientists working in industry

  • People at a more senior stage of their career

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

The survey is part of a project involving the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Royal Society, Society of Biology, Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry which will gather views and promote debate about the culture of scientific research in the UK. In addition to the survey, a series of events at universities across the UK will also take place this summer to discuss with scientists and others their views on these issues. The findings of the survey and events will be published and presented to policy makers towards the end of 2014. Sign up for updates about this project.


Respond to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sci-research-culture

Read Ottoline Leyser’s blogpost “Scientific research culture: winners and losers in the laboratory rat race