Calling all researchers! If you would like to have your say about the future of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, now is the time.

The last 10 years have seen many changes to the research environment and the Concordat needs to be revised in order to remain fit for the future. Dr Andy Dixon, Research and Innovation Services’ Deputy Director for Environment and Strategy explains,

“as a member of national Concordat Strategy Group I recognise that a lot of progress has been made. However, there is still more to do to support researchers at this important stage in their career”.

This consultation provides an important opportunity to develop the pipeline of talent to ensure the UK maintains its leading position in research and innovation. Submissions are welcome from organisations and individuals, including all staff engaged in research, as well as those managing or supporting research and researchers. The consultation is open until 7 January 2019.

Vitae, the global leader in supporting the professional development of researcher,  is delighted that the Concordat Strategy Group (CSG) has launched this consultation to inform a revision of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The Independent Review Panel published a report in September, which made a strong case for how the Concordat can make a real difference in improving the environment and career development for researchers.

“We encourage anyone who is involved in UK research to take this important opportunity to inform the revised Concordat to support our future generation of researchers” Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor and President, Brunel University London and Chair of the Concordat Strategy Group.

The survey needs to be completed by 12 noon on Monday 7th January and can be found here: Concordat Survey.

If you would like further information, please view the Supporting information and documents.