Policy

Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

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.

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

Committing to the Researcher Development Concordat

Signatories of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Read more about the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Supporting resources for disseminating the Researcher Development Concordat.

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

Policy instruments and initiatives

Policy instruments and initiatives

Find out more about the Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey - CEDARS that will be ran year 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