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Related links and further information

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Information on the Concordat, including briefings for higher education professionals.


Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Their website contains a range of information and resources on the development of researchers, and is of relevance to researchers and their supervisors and managers.

The European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

The Charter provides a framework for the career management of researchers, while the Code promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. The European Commission has agreed that for the UK, endorsing the principles of the Concordat, along with the QAA Code of Practice for research degrees, is equivalent to adopting the European Charter and Code.

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