The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, commonly known as the Researcher Development Concordat, is an agreement between stakeholders to improve the employment and support for researchers and researcher careers in higher education in the UK.
It sets out three clear Principles of environment and culture, employment, and professional and career development. The principles are underpinned by obligations for the four key stakeholder groups, funders, institutions, researchers and managers of researchers, to realise the aims of the Concordat.
The University of Plymouth is committed to supporting researchers’ career and professional development and creating an environment in which they can flourish.
The Concordat enables the University to support a range of key initiatives including cross-institutional Researcher Forum and Early Career Researcher networks, representation, training, development and support for researchers.