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CRAC Business continuity statement

Read latest report on impact of Covid:19 pandemic on researchers and research

Events and activities

Events and activities

Take a look at the latest events we are holding in 2020-2021 including: Connections: Getting to grips

Read our web pages created for Mental Health Awareness Week

Read latest report around the RDF - Understanding the experience of postgraduate researchers (PGRs) using the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) at UK Universities & find out recommendations for doctoral researchers, institutions and for the wider sector.

Policy updates

Policy updates

Submit a good practice proposal for upcoming Researcher Development Concordat platform of practice

Find out more about the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - CEDARS that ran in 2021 and view CEDARS Aggregrate results 2021

Read findings from Wave 2 of the impact of covid-19 pandemic on researchers and research, commissioned by UK Research and Innovation

Vitae blog

Vitae blog

Take a look at our blog where you will find topical and informative posts relating to the world of Vitae and researcher development.

Media coverage

Media coverage

Read a sample of the latest Vitae media coverage

Vitae news archives

Vitae news archives

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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



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.