Impact and evaluation

Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - CEDARS

Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - CEDARS

Replacing The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS), CEDARS reflects the Principles of the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, incorporating the environment, culture, professional development and employment of research staff and the experiences of their managers.

The next CEDARS benchmarking session will take place during Spring 2023. In the meantime, you can view CEDARS Aggregrate results for 2021 as well as the 2020 aggregate results as a PDF or as a PowerPoint presentation. If you are a member, you will have also have access to the imagery to use for your own slide presentations.

Read summary and tune in to recording from our practice-sharing event: Branching out with CEDARS

Demonstrating impact

Demonstrating impact

Read about the Researcher development strategy, provision, and profession survey 2022 that Vitae undertook in Spring 2022.

Commissioned by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Vitae in partnership with the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) have produced this insightful evaluation report and annexes

We are seeking views from doctoral students studying arts and humanities - Read more

Read findings from Wave 2 of the impact of covid-19 pandemic on researchers and research, commissioned by UK Research and Innovation along with Wave 1 findings published in October 2020 commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Read our Initial analysis with SMaRteN on the impact of Covid:19 on doctoral candidates and early career researchers (ECR's)

Other impactful and policy influencing publications include: Consultation on the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Building REsearch Capacity for sustainable water and food security In drylands of sub-saharan Africa (BRECcIA)

Building REsearch Capacity for sustainable water and food security In drylands of sub-saharan Africa (BRECcIA)

Read about the key findings and recommendations in the report and summary following this University of Southampton led project that concluded in March 2022. The project comprised of staff based at eight universities located in four countries (UK, Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana) and partnerships with international organisations, working on research and capacity development in the coupled areas of water and food security.

Catalyst Fund: Supporting mental health & wellbeing for postgraduate research students

Catalyst Fund: Supporting mental health & wellbeing for postgraduate research students

Within this report, we provide an overview of the range of activities undertaken by the projects, their reach and impact.

We identify the learning and key themes that have emerged across the programme and present recommendations for the sector, senior institutional managers, supervisors, professional services staff and PGRs.

Read the report, appendices and stakeholder briefings for supervisors, senior leaders and professional services

What do researchers do?

What do researchers do?

Read out latest edition to the series, published September 2022

Popular Vitae series exploring the destinations and career paths of doctoral graduates and how they contribute to society, culture and economy.

Do researchers' early careers have to be precarious? is the latest part of a new series.

Read our discipline-specific infographics highlighting career destinations, research roles, and occupations.

Other evaluation and impact activities and reports

Other evaluation and impact activities and reports

Read latest report around the RDF - Understanding the experience of postgraduate researchers (PGRs) using the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) at UK Universities & find out recommendations for doctoral researchers, institutions and for the wider sector.

Read our latest annual report evidencing Vitae impact of our community.

Read the Supervisors Voice report that was published September 2020 an evaluation exploring extent to which UK based Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) supervisors feel able and willing to support PGRs.

Read about the Researcher Development Evaluation Toolkit

Developed by the predecessor to the Impact and evaluation group, the Impact Framework supports the building of an evidence base for the impact of researcher development