Vitae news: Research culture, Concordat, Vitae events & new working group - January 2020



Happy New Year and welcome to our new style Vitae News, which we are delighted to share with you. We hope you like the format and find the selection of articles useful and informative. Scroll down for January's researchers development news, updates on the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2020, a new Researcher Networks Vitae Member Working Group, and more.

Updates and general news

Research culture still high on agenda

Last week, UK Science Minister, Chris Skidmore, pledged investment in research and development over the next decade including with a new 'Research People Strategy' to help improve the research environment, reinforcing many of the challenges that the Researcher Development aims to address.

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Concordat signatories update

A press release by The Concordat Strategy Group (CSG) has been issued, reporting a further 17 confirmed signatories to the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, taking the total to 32 organisations and institutions across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Conference and events

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2020

Bookings are open for the Vitae Researcher Development international Conference 2020.

The conference themes and draft programme are online now, with announcements of speakers to follow over the next few weeks.

Member discounts and early bird rates available.

Connections: Getting to Grips

Vitae's flagship event, - 'Connections: Getting to Grips', is for anyone who has recently taken on responsibility for supporting the professional development of researchers, whether full-time or as part of a broader role.

The date and venue will be announced soon. Register your interest now and receive an email notification when bookings open.

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Vitae membership news

New Researcher Networks Vitae Member Working Group

Concordat signatories will need to consider how they can support researchers to get involved in institutional policy and understanding of the research system. 

Cue the researcher networks working group!. We are looking for doctoral candidates, researchers and staff who support researchers, to help share and develop this knowledge. 

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Register your interest for 3MT  competition





Member institutions intending to register their intent to take part in this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition can register online now for a chance at competing in the 2020 final in September.

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