Developing as a researcher

Wherever you are on your professional journey, Vitae can support you to realise your potential. Information and advice to help you be a more effective researcher and develop your career in or outside academia.

Your professional development

Your professional development

Focus on mentoring and coaching for researchers

Introduction to professional development planning. Online course: PDP ROC

Plan and manage your professional development with our interactive online app

Search our professional development section for tips and information tailored to researchers



Pursuing an academic career

Browse our careers section. What next? Presenting yourself, CVs, careers outside academia

Manage your career. Values - goals - opportunities

Researcher career stories. 150+ real profiles

What do researchers do? NEW: infographics by-discipline

Vitae members

Vitae members

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Results of our member poll on skills for open researchers

Starting a doctorate? Try our routemaps for new researchers

Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition

Stay in touch

Stay in touch

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Twitter. @Vitae_News, #Vitae18

Vitae Membership Directory. Display your profile; find and contact others

UK Research Staff Association

Vitae publications

Vitae publications

A timely addition for inductions, read our new getting started leaflets for research staff, doctoral researchers and researcher developers

Vitae booklets for researchers. Bitesize information and tips

The Vitae RDF. A framework for your professional development

Five Steps Forward. Reveals CROS and PIRLS 2017 survey results

Browse Vitae publications