Five strands of Vitae membership

Vitae works across five strands to support the world-class professional development of researchers.

Celebrating our membership highlights from 2016/17.

Here are some highlights of our work in each area.

Influencing strategy and navigating policy

Strengthening institutional provision and qualitySupporting researcher developers in their professional developmentInspiring researchers to realise their full potentialEvidencing the impact of researcher development

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework can be used to review and develop institutional policy

Research Development Framework RDF domains

Our library of resources includes high quality, tried and tested training resources to establish or enhance your development programme for researchers

The Vitae Career Framework for Researcher Developers

Professional development framework for researcher developers

Extensive online resources to support professional development, such as our researcher booklets series

What do researchers do?

Career progression 2013

Member news keeps you up-to-date with the latest in researcher development policy

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Resources for research directors, PIs and supervisors

A guide for research directors, PIs and supervisors

Vitae Connections CPD events are based around the needs of our members

Our online course on professional development planning:  PDP ROC


Facilitating institutional benchmarking through researcher experience surveys

Progress reviews and practical help to support effective policy implementation

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Every Researcher Counts! Training materials, case studies and briefings to improve understanding of equality and diversity issues

Join or start discussions with other members through our online Community

Connect with other members through our online community

Offer inspiration by linking our large collection of career stories from real researchers The Vitae Impact Framework and researcher development evaluation toolkit