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Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


We believe the excellence of our institute is contingent both on what we produce and how we produce it. As such we aim to facilitate a research culture which promotes a positive working environment.

Ensuring high standards of research culture and integrity are central to the mission and success of CSCI. 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 CSCI
  • the promotion of care and respect for others involved in our research
  • the promotion of compliance with legal and ethical responsibilities placed on us by the University and our funders.


Research Culture & Integrity Initiatives

  • In 2022 we awarded prizes to two new recipients for their commitment to research culture, and a research integrity prize to a new recipient for establishing improved systems at CSCI.
  • 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.
  • In 2020 the institute launched the Empowering Research Seminar series, covering a range of topics such as research integrity, data management, open access and research ethics. These workshops and seminars are open to all institute and affiliate researchers and will provide training and advice on these important areas in research culture and integrity. 

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.


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

Dr Nicola Wilson (Chair) 

Post-doc (Göttgens lab)

Dr Maria Alcolea

Group Leader

Ghanesh Angris

Research Laboratory
Floor Technician 

Group Leader

Dr Maite Bejar

Post-doc (Alcolea lab)

Toni Bray

Lab manager (Storer lab)

Danielle Daft

Research Manager

Jade Gong

Post-doc (Hodson lab)

Dr Stephanie Hall

Principal Technician

Dr Brian Hendrich

Group Leader

Professor Brian Huntly

Group Leader

Seun Ogundele

PhD Student (Hendrich lab)

Greg Palmer

Public Engagement Manager

Laura Puhl 

Research Communications &
Events Manager 



Queries about Research Data Management can be discussed with the Research Manager or our Research Data Champions, Darran Clements and Hugo Bastos, at

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