CROS and PIRLS open 1 March

CROS and PIRLS open 1 March

The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) are run biennially and gather anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders in higher education institutions.

These two surveys provide valuable data and benchmarking for measuring progress in implementation of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, achieving and maintaining the HR Excellence in Research Award and Athena Swan, and submission of the REF Research Environment submission by Units of Assessment.

The Concordat Strategy Group are undertaking an external review of the progress that has been made in implementing the principles of the Concordat since 2008. We are encouraging all institutions to run CROS and PIRLS this year as the surveys will provide valuable data to input into the review.

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.