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EURAXIND

How do we improve the recruitment of researchers?

We are reaching out to institutional staff, employers, current researchers and research alumni to ask about their particular needs, views and experiences relating to researchers making a transition from academic to other employment sectors... Find out more

CROS & PIRLS
Surveys open 1 March

CROS & PIRLS

The CROS and PIRLS online surveys will be open from 1 March to 31 May 2017 and both surveys are available free of charge for Vitae member institutions with a BOS license.

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Three Minute Thesis

Register your institution in ®3MT 2017

Vitae is hosting the 2017 Three Minute thesis (®3MT). The competition is open to any Vitae member organisation which holds a ®3MT for its own researchers before the end of June 2017. Register your institution now

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Reflections from the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016

We were delighted to welcome around 400 participants, the largest number yet, including researcher development practitioners, trainers, career specialists, heads of graduate schools, pro-vice chancellors, funders, research managers and other professionals from the UK and abroad to our annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, which took place in Manchester, between 12 and 13 September 2016. The Conference addressed the strategic and practical implications of policy developments, institutional capacity and best practice to support the careers of researchers...











Meet the speakers: Researcher Development: Five Years From Now

These are the speakers presenting at the networking seminar, 26 April, Coventry University.




New events: Early Bird opens

Two new Vitae events will take place in June. Join us to discuss researcher careers.















Preparing for Leadership - new training programme

We are delighted to announce a new publication in the Vitae Library of Resources.


Congratulations to THE Awards shortlisted institutions

We would like to congratulate universities which have been shortlisted in the Vitae-sponsored category for Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers.


Open research needs open researchers

Researchers are becoming increasingly more ‘open’ in their research, through open access publication, open data, and their social media presence. What is the impact on the professional development of researchers as they navigate the open research environment? How do these changing expectations impact the role of researcher developers?


Recent articles on the Vitae Member Community

Recent articles on the Vitae Member Community



NEW: resources for Research Directors and Principal Investigators

Vitae has developed a range of new resources to support those who manage and mentor researchers as part of their role.























Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2015

Award categories announced







The Equality Challenge Unit guides to the Every Researcher Counts

Vitae published a suite of 15 guidance documents by The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) to accompany the Vitae Every Researcher Counts scenarios


Preparing for your professional development conversations, new guide for research staff

New guide for review meetings and action planning for research staff now available









72 UK institutions have retained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award

Today Vitae confirms that a further 11 UK universities have retained the HR Excellence in Research Award...




CROS and PIRLS open 1 March

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HR Excellence in Research Award: event report and slides now available

Event report, consultation and slides now available: HR Excellence in Research Award



Equality and Diversity: Actions for All

Today at the Equality and Diversity Conference organised by Vitae, we have announced ten Actions to improve the equality and diversity for research staff...





#ShareMyThesis competition launches

EThOS at the British Library launches #ShareMyThesis Twitter competition


What does leadership mean to you? 10 quick tips

In the run up to the new highly anticipated edition of our Leadership in Action programme, this coming March, here are a few tips on developing you leadership potential…


European research project on researcher careers

New survey explores careers of postdoctoral researchers


Vitae Membership Commences 1 January 2015

From 1 January 2015, Vitae’s new membership subscription service will take effect. Over 100 UK organisations have already joined, and we look forward to an exciting year of innovation in support of researcher development.