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Vitae Researcher Development Framework

The Vitae Researcher Development Frameworkprovides a framework of the skills, attributes and behaviours of successful researchers; a tool for self-assessment of strengths and areas for further development; and a common framework across institutions in the UK. You may find the RDF useful for:

  • preparing for one-on-one reviews with your research manager or principal investigator where you will be discussing your professional or career development
  • identifying strengths and areas to focus on
  • prioritising the most appropriate formal and informal development opportunities provided by the institution
  • considering skills and experiences that will enhance your prospects of success in particular career areas.
The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Launched in 2008 the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchersis an agreement between the funders and employers of researchers in the UK regarding the ways in which the careers of researchers should be supported. It provides ‘a single and unambiguous statement of the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers, and funders’.


Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.  Vitae has a South West and Wales Hub which has occasional events aimed directly at researchers.

[/tab] [tab title=”Public Engagement” icon=”mini-ico-comment”] The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement works with the universities in Wales to help them show how the work that they do is relevant and vital to modern Wales. The Beacon for Wales can help university staff and students to develop the skills necessary for undertaking high quality public engagement. Research Councils UK Pathways to Impact


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