Assessing Research Climates Project

About our Assessing Research Climates Project

Effectively managing the academic environment requires data. A professional, principled, inclusive and psychologically safe climate is crucial to for the facilitation of work flow and interactions between academic leaders, faculty, staff, and students. Cultures are critical to the success of workplaces, and the resulting interpersonal climates are an important factor in research quality and integrity. The principal aims of our Assessing Research Climates project are to help leaders monitor the climates at their institutions and provide a road map for making improvements in organizational and interpersonal climates.

Our Assessment Tools

Tools include the Survey of Organizational Research Climate (SOURCE), which measures research integrity, the Climate of Accountability, Respect, and Ethics Survey (CARES), which measures interpersonal climates in the work place, and the Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI), which measures interpersonal skills. The National Center for Principled Leadership and Research Ethics has helped to develop tools which make it easier to efficiently measure work place climate. We deploy our tools through out custom build Results Analysis Engine and maintain a bench marking database of all institutions that have administered climate surveys through our center.

Our Results Analysis Engine

We use our custom-built Results Analysis Engine (RAE) to manage the process and present findings. The Engine allows leaders to see a full summary on what areas of the research and working climates are succeeding or in need of improvement. These tools are useful for addressing long term and short term issues within the professional academic environment, to ensure that each member of the community can thrive.

Learn more about our assessment tools and services: https://ncpreassessment.web.illinois.edu/.