Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - (CEDARS)

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Due to pressures created by coronavirus (Covid-19), we have taken the decision to keep the survey open until the end of July, pending future developments 

Access the CEDARS question set here

Download the sample collaborative agreement here

See additional member resources, including how to set up CEDARS, what's new and what's not, logos for publicity and a sample promotional news template 

Developed in 2020, the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey, commonly known as CEDARS, will replace the former Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and Principal Investigators & Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS).

CEDARS integrates key questions from the previous CROS and PIRLS surveys and will gather anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations of and career development opportunities for researchers, and managers of researchers. 

CEDARS aligns to the Principles of the revised Researcher Development Concordat and provides institutions with critical information on their progress in implementing the Principles. Being a single, experience survey aimed at anyone who is undertaking research, it simplifies the task of identifying the relevant population and reduces the associated administrative burden relative to running both CROS and PIRLS.

CEDARS is managed and supported by Vitae and it is open to Vitae organisation members. Vitae will also analyse and publish the CEDARS UK aggregate results on behalf of and under the direction of the CEDARS Steering Group.

We do hope you will join us in running CEDARS in your institution this year. It will open from March to July 2020. 

To register your interest in running CEDARS in 2020, please reply to