Concordat and Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
The Concordat, the University's implementation of the Concordat and the Researcher Development Framework.
The University fully endorses the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and will engage with its vision to ensure ongoing enhancement of the professional and career development of its research staff.
As part of its implementation of the Concordat, the University has produced a brochure, illustrating some of the systems, structures and development opportunities that support our researchers.
- Valuing Research Staff – Implementing the Concordat
- Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
- University’s formal launch event for the Concordat presentation on implementation
- Implementation timeline
- A 2009 gap analysis and action plan were approved through the University Research Committee, as was the appointment of a Concordat champion.
- 2012 review of researcher development
In endorsing the Concordat, the University also endorses the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Researcher Development Framework
The University delivers its development opportunities through an alignment and mapping to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF).
All development that is available to researchers is mapped on to one or more of the RDF domains and sub-domains.
Researchers can access development and training either directly through the GTR programme, Staff Development Programme (If you are a member of staff at the University you can find this information on StaffNet by going to Human Resources > Development opportunities) or by identifying the RDF domains and sub-domains that they wish to target in their personal development plan.