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[Comment] Challenging social structures and changing research cultures

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Academia can be a rewarding place to work, but not always and not for everybody. Precarity, inequality, and discrimination are stubbornly persistent, and bullying and harassment can make for a toxic environment. In the UK, a range of scientific organisations and funders are addressing these problems by emphasising the need for a positive research culture to promote quality scholarship. In 2018, a conference convened by the Royal Society of London, UK, explored the cultures necessary to support excellent research and researchers,
The Royal Society
Research culture: changing expectations. Conference report.