Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS)
The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) 2013 UK aggregate results published in September 2013. 4837 responses were received from research leaders in 49 UK higher education institutions representing a response rate of 28%.
The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) gathers the anonymous views and experience of research leaders in UK higher education institutions. The survey aims to capture their activities and attitudes in relation to research leadership and the management of research staff and supervision of postgraduate researchers. It aims to capture respondents' views on the capabilities that make them research leaders and how these capabilities may be developed in research staff as they seek to become the research leaders of the future.
PIRLS is run by the CROS/PIRLS Steering Group and administered by Vitae. Terms of reference for the group have been updated for 2012. As many research leaders are responsible for and manage research staff, the results also provide the opportunity for comparison with the results of the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and a view of progress by institutions of the implementation of the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.