Policy

Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Up-to-date information relating to the Concordat can now be accessed via this new self-contained website

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, commonly known as the Researcher Development Concordat, is an agreement between stakeholders to improve the employment and support for researchers and researcher careers in higher education in the UK.

Background information about the Concordat

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

HR Excellence in Research Award

HR Excellence in Research Award

This EC Award recognises commitment to improving working conditions and career development opportunities for researchers

Find out about our HR Excellence in Research Award member Webinar

HR EiR Member Webinar resources and action plan template

Read HR Excellence in Research Award - Future of the UK Process Proposal

Policy instruments and initiatives

Policy instruments and initiatives

The next Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - CEDARS benchmarking will take place during spring of 2023. In the meantime, take a look at CEDARS and view CEDARS Aggregrate results 2021

Read summary and tune in to the recording from our practice-sharing event: Branching out with CEDARS

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

Read findings published in October 2020 relating to the Impact of Covid-19 on researchers and the UK research base survey commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Analysis with SMaRteN on the impact of Covid:19 on doctoral candidates and early career researchers (ECR's)

View 2020 aggregate results from February 2021

A chronological guide to researcher development in the UK