Positive research culture: a foundation for world-class science

Positive research culture

How does a positive research culture help beat cancer?

Our vision is that 3 in 4 patients will survive cancer by 2034. We’re supporting the best cancer researchers and funding the highest quality research to make this a reality.

Positive research culture will mean that you can develop your ideas in a supportive, collaborative environment. An environment which fosters world-class science and innovation that will help more people survive cancer.

Latest research culture news

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Our Annual Research Integrity Statement

Our annual statement summarises our activities in 2019–2020 to strengthen research integrity in line with the Concordat to Support Research Integrity

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Researcher voices: How funders can tackle racial bias and inequality in cancer research

Following our statement against systemic racism and commitment to confront racial discrimination in our research activities, four Black researchers share advice on how cancer research funders can tackle racial bias and racial inequality.

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Iain Foulkes: Pursue research excellence in a positive research culture

Iain Foulkes, our Executive Director of Research and Innovation, shares his views on achieving research excellence in a positive research culture.


Policies that affect your grant – what we expect of you and your host instituation when applying for or in receipt of funding.

Develop your research career – find out about the support we offer including networking groups, events, training and mentoring. 

Choosing the right funding opportunity – our competency framework aims to support and nurture the most talented researchers. 

Successful applicant case studies – read about the career journeys of some of our researchers.

Research events – our code of conduct sets out our expectations for everyone involved in our research events. 

Get in touch

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If you have any questions or would like more information about our work to promote positive research culture, please get in touch. 

Sue Russell 
Senior Policy and Governance Manager
0203 469 6971