Vitae News - 30 January 2018

Vitae News - 30 January 2018

Researcher Developer Professional Recognition survey

Researcher Developers within our network have indicated that recognition for competencies gained in their role would be helpful to support them in advancing their careers. Vitae is exploring this idea further and invite all those who have a role in supporting researchers to take part in a short survey on the proposed recognition model.

Researcher Developers at any stage of their career would be eligible to apply for recognition under three different categories: Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow, and would use elements from the Vitae Career Framework for Researcher Developers (CFRD), established with sector consultation in 2012, to demonstrate the required competencies to achieve recognition. 

Please join in and help shape the future of Researcher Developer professional recognition by taking part in the survey.  The survey closes on 16 February 2018.

Take part in survey

Eurodoc Statement on Framework Programme 9 

We have received the most recent Eurodoc statement on the new Framework Programme 9. The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FP) have been highly successful funding programmes from the European Commission (EC) to support and foster research and innovation in the European Research Area.

The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc), representing ECRs from 32 countries across Europe, have made the following recommendations for the next Framework Programme 9.
  • More Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funding and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) funding
  • More training in open science
  • More career development support, training and intersectoral mobility
  • More support  for work-life balance and mental health for researchers

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