Professional and Career Development

Researchers must be equipped and supported to be adaptable and flexible in an increasingly diverse global research environment and employment market.

This Principle recognises the importance of continuous professional and career development, particularly as researchers pursue a wide range of careers.

This principle is underpinned by obligations for the four key stakeholder groups, funders, institutions, researchers and managers of researchers, to realise the aims of the Concordat.

Useful links and resources

Researcher Development Programme Moodle (University of Plymouth log-in required)
Vitae: realising the potential of researchers
Library Research Support Services (information resources, Open Access, Symplectic Elements, data management, citation metrics, SciVal, copyright and licensing, Plan S, ORCiD, training and 1:1 support)
Support from Research and Innovation (funding, consultancy, IP, enterprise solutions, KTPs, impact, governance, research information systems)
HR staff development (University of Plymouth log-in required)
PGR supervisors, examiners and chairs Moodle (University of Plymouth log-in required)
UK Council for Graduate Education (learning and professional development events)
Advance HE (development programmes, conferences and events)
JISC (libraries and research)
Research Design Service (NIHR) – South West
University Hospitals Plymouth Research and Development

Alt-Ac Careers for Researchers
Alternative to academic careers offer researchers many great opportunities to utilise their knowledge, skills, and interests.
This series of articles, videos, and resources has been developed to help researchers consider their career development needs and planning.