About the Vitae Researcher Development Framework
We want all researchers in the world to benefit from the RDF so we are making it available to use subject to Conditions of Use on a non commercial basis. All we ask is you let us know how you are using it by filling in this simple form.
The RDF is for you if you are doing a doctorate, are a member of research staff, pursuing an academic career or thinking about applying the skills developed during your PhD in another career.
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The RDF identifies the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers. It can help individuals maximise their potential and get the most out of their career.
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The RDF can be used to inform decisions about a research area or your institution’s strategic approach to the development of researchers.
The RDF Planner is a unique and up-to-date approach to professional development planning for researchers.
It is an easy to use online application that enables researchers to identify expertise and capabilities, plan their professional development, set personal targets and store evidence of success.
The RDF Planner is available to institutions and to individuals by subscription.