All researchers and research-related organisations are welcome to participate in UKRSA activities. All members of UK research staff are automatically considered members of the UKRSA, and are eligible for involvement in the UKRSA committee, Vitae research staff advisory group, and for positions of leadership within the UKRSA.
Principle 5 of The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers states: 'Individual researchers share the responsibility for and need to pro-actively engage in their own personal and career development, and lifelong learning.'
Every member of the UKRSA committee and Vitae research staff advisory group is pro-active and engaged in their own personal and professional development. However, we also choose to volunteer our time and effort in order to improve the lives of all UK research staff.
then there is a role for you in the UKRSA. There is much work to be done and there are many ways to contribute. If you're interested in contributing to the work of the UKRSA, please contact us.
In short: almost anyone. All members of UK research staff are welcome to participate in UKRSA activities. Undergraduate students, postgraduate students, principal investigators, or other research and research-related professionals are welcome to contribute to specific UKRSA activities. We invite you to contact us to discuss your specific interest(s).