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New Report: Five Steps Forward

New Report: Five Steps Forward

Five Steps Forward launched at the Vitae Researcher Development Conference 2017, based on successive Careers in Research Online Surveys (CROS) and Principal Investigators & Research Leaders Surveys (PIRLS)

Vitae blog

Vitae blog

Read our new Vitae Blog where you will find regular topical and informative posts relating to the world of researcher development.

New report - One size does not fit all

New report - One size does not fit all

One size does not fit all reveals inequalities in researcher development in Arts and Humanities

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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

Register your intent to participate



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...