Academic Research surveys

Academic Research surveys

Since 2020, CROS and PIRLS have been superceded by CEDARS

View CEDARS Aggregrate results for 2021

View CEDARS 2020 Aggregate results for pilot year

Five Steps Forward based on successive Careers in Research Online Surveys (CROS) and Principal Investigators & Research Leaders Surveys (PIRLS) - 2008-2017

Read the high level Five Steps Forward summary leaflet here

See previous CROS & PIRLS: 2015 UK aggregate results

Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers

Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers

Read about the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Submit a good practice proposal

Consultation on the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, published April 2019

Independent Review of The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

2008 Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Research integrity - a landscape study

Research integrity - a landscape study

Commissioned by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Vitae in partnership with the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) have produced this insightful new report

See an introduction to the report from Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation

Read UKRI press release launching the new report

Download the report and annexes

Take a look at the UKRI website for further information around research integrity and related articles

Interviews and podcasts

Interviews and podcasts

Watch plenary sessions from Vitae Connections Week 2021

We are currently in the process of curating playlists on YouTube - watch our latest one titled whose responsibility is precarity anyway?

Prepared for Vitae Connections Week 2020, three video recorded interviews were made:

For researchers and researcher developers: listen and watch these useful resources to glean tips and advice on a variety of relevant and current topics.

This section also contains our podcast series for researchers, in collaboration with Taylor & Francis. The latest episode being researcher of the future

What do researchers do?

What do researchers do?

The What do researchers do? series explores the destinations and career paths of doctoral graduates and how they contribute to society, culture and economy.

Read out latest edition to the series, published September 2022

Do researchers' early careers have to be precarious? is the latest edition of a new series. For full context, read the accompanying research article

What do research staff do next? 2016 Explores the career paths of research staff who left research posts in European universities or research institutes to work in other occupations and employment sectors.



Vitae undertakes sector intelligence reports and publications as well as provides member informed responses to consultations and inquiries including the response to the 10 year independent review of Concordat.

Read our latest annual report

Read about the key findings and recommendations in the Building REsearch Capacity for sustainable water and food security In drylands of Africa (BRECcIA) report and summary

Read the Supervisors Voice report that was published September 2020 exploring extent to which UK based Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) supervisors feel able and willing to support PGRs.

Guides, briefings and information

Guides, briefings and information

Read and share our extensive range of practice sharing publications for researchers and researcher developers

Navigate to our guides briefings and information web page

Directory of Vitae publications