Learning and Development
Research staff - policy library
Key national and international policy documents for
Research Staff are listed below.
to Support the Career Development of Researchers sets out the expectations and
responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. You can
either download your copy of the Concordat, or read
Vitae's briefing for research staff (PDF), which summarises the main points of the
Concordat and how they might relate to life as a researcher.
European Charter for Researchers (PDF) addresses researchers in the European
Union at all stages of their career, and sets out the rights and
responsibilities of researchers and their managers, recognising the value of
mobility as enhancing researcher development.
Researcher development framework (RDF) for the UK has been created as a tool
for planning, promoting and supporting the personal, professional and career
development of researchers in higher education. Consultation is still taking
place on the final version of the framework. The RDF will not be promoted
directly to researchers in 2010; an online CPD tool and associated resources are