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Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


Ensuring high standards of research culture and integrity are central to the mission and success of the SCI. The Institute subscribes to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity and supports the promotion of honesty, openness and transparency for the research carried out across the SCI, the promotion of care and respect for others involved in our research, and the promotion of compliance with legal and ethical responsibilities placed on us by the University and our funders. The Institute believes that the excellence of our institute is contingent both on what we produce and how we produce it and as such aims to facilitate a research culture which promotes a positive working environment.

In 2020 the institute launched a series of workshops and seminars Empowering Research, covering a range of topics such as research integrity, data management, open access and research ethics. These workshops are open to all institute and affiliate researchers and will provide training and advice on these important areas in research culture and integrity. To view upcoming seminars visit here.

In 2021 the institute launched our first Research Culture and Integrity prizes to celebrate individuals who have excelled in their commitment to promoting positive research culture and integrity. Find out more about our 2021 prize winners here.

The Institute supports the Research Integrity policies promoted by the University and the Clinical School Policies on the Research Governance webpages. Links to a range of policies from the University, Clinical School and our funders can be found on the Guidelines and Policies page.

Students and staff with any suggestions, queries or concerns can contact members of the committee or the

Dr Nicola Wilson, Chair of the Research Culture & Integrity Committee, is also a member of the School of Biological Sciences'  Research Culture Champions Network and can be contacted with queries relating to the network.

Queries about Research Data Management can be discussed with the Research Manager or our Research Data Champions, Darran Clements and Sagar Varankar.

Research Culture & Integrity Committee

The Research Culture & Integrity Committee at the Institute play an important role in the development and implementation of guidelines, procedures and policies related to research culture and integrity, including reproducibility, misconduct, and data management.

The SCI Research Culture & Integrity committee has representation across all components of the SCI and reports directly to the Strategy Advisory Committee (SAC).

Nicola Wilson

Dr Nicola Wilson (Chair) 

Post-doc (Göttgens lab)

 128-Alcolea 2017    

Dr Maria Alcolea

Group Leader

Ghanesh Angris

Research Laboratory

Floor Technician 

Roger Barker 2020

Group Leader

Maite Bejar 

Dr Maite Bejar

Post-doc (Alcolea lab)

Frances England

Frances England

PhD Student (Lee lab)


Jade Gong

Post-doc (Hodson lab)


   Hall Steph

Dr Stephanie Hall

Principal Technician


Dr Brian Hendrich

Group Leader

Professor Brian Huntly

Group Leader


Light Katie

Katie Light

Research Manager




 Sarah Pallett 

Sarah Pallett

Research Assistant  (Chalut lab) 


Greg Palmer

Public Engagement Manager


Maria-Nefeli Skoufou-Papoutsaki

Nefeli Skoufou-Papoutsaki         

PhD Student (Winton lab)