Supporting, supervising and managing researchers

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Your professional development

Your professional development

Helping you to success in your role:

Supervising doctoral candidates. Advice section

Leadership development – mostly for new and aspiring PIs

PIs on mentoring research staff - short videos

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework addresses a wide range of attributes related to performing research at all career levels

To recommend

To recommend

Some of our most popular resources for staff and students:

PDP ROC online course. Introducing professional development planning

Career destinations: discipline-specific infographics

Example researcher CVs for academic and non-academic jobs

Career stories from over 150 researchers

Routemaps for new researchers - take a guided tour of Vitae resources

Every Researcher Counts

Every Researcher Counts

Providing equality of opportunity is crucial to attracting talented researchers and achieving research excellence.

For you: Guides and briefings. Training materials

For researchers: resources and support for disabled researchers. Preparing for professional development conversations

For everyone! Equality and diversity Actions for All



What Do Researchers Do? How highly-skilled doctoral graduates contribute to society, culture and economy

The Careers in Research Online Survey and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey indicate progress on implementation of researcher career development policy. UK analyses from 2015 CROS and PILS surveys

Do you know researchers who have moved on from academia? Publicise our new survey: what do research staff do next?