Sixty-two members of staff from clinical psychology doctoral training programmes across Britain completed a survey about their level of research output, the extent to which they felt this met their own expectations and job requirements, and how it influenced promotion prospects. In addition, they listed perceived barriers to and facilitators of research activity. There was wide variation in research activity, such that many participants had limited or no publications while a smaller proportion had many. Respondents were as, or more, dissatisfied than satisfied with their publications, submissions and grant applications and over half felt that the number of grant applications failed to meet their expectations. Support from and collaboration with colleagues was the main facilitator for research, while a lack of time was viewed as the main barrier.