The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to make research careers in the UK more attractive and sustainable.
Vitae is funded by the Research Councils and works with universities and research centres to provide specific support to doctoral researchers and research staff. Vitae provides resources, advice, information and fora for individual researchers who are interested in their professional development and careers.
A comprehensive section on the Vitae website specifically for research staff provides information about working in HE, exploring your wider career options, developing your skills as a researcher, and keeping your life in balance.
Vitae continues to develop a programme of events and activities for research staff.
Vitae has also developed a series of briefing documents for stakeholders (including research staff) with a role to play in the implementation of the 'Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers'.
The Researcher Development Statement (RDS) sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of effective and highly skilled researchers appropriate for a wide range of careers.
Free public engagement training is available for all NERC-funded students and researchers. This is a great way to learn how to promote your research findings and ideas to wide audiences.