List of guides, briefings and information


A brief guide to career conversations with research staff. Vitae 2015

Guidance for Research Directors and PIs to support succesful career conversations with members of research staff.


A brief guide to career conversations with research staff. Editable version.Vitae 2015

Guidance for Research Directors and PIs to support succesful career conversations with members of research staff. This version can be edited to include resources and opportunities on offer by your organisation.


A brief guide to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers for research directors and principal investigators Vitae 2015

The UK Concordat is an agreement between research funders and institutions setting out principles related to employment and career development support for researchers.


Academic Professional Apprenticeships

The APA is a newly approved apprenticeship scheme that has been developed by the Higher Education Institutions Employers Trailblazers Group (England) to enable researchers to formally demonstrate the competencies that are expected in an academic role





Career planning for leadership

Extract from 'Developing the next generation: guidance and good practice in the leadership development of early career researchers and academics www.vitae.ac.uk/next-gen-leaders


Concordat discussion paper, 2016

This briefing is intended to prompt institutions and research institutes to consider how they are supporting all staff engaged in research, particularly early career staff.


Concordat to Support the Career Development of researchers: Vitae briefing for senior managers 2009

Emerging themes and practical examples relevant to senior managers implementing the Concordat.