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: Explore the wide range of skills courses we provide for research students and staff at the University of Plymouth

Researcher Development Programme Moodle (University of Plymouth log-in required)

Research and Innovation research funding courses

Vitae: realising the potential of researchers

Researcher Development Framework

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 examiners and chairs

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