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Impact of the Researcher Development Concordat at York

  • The University of York has a number of Subject based Research Staff/Postdoc Associations

  • A robust Concordat Governance Structure 

  • The number of researchers attending training has almost doubled, with a 91% increase from 2017/18 to 2018/19. Of our 2018/19 cohort, 97% indicated they were satisfied/very satisfied with the training available and 99% would recommend the training. 

  • 50% more researchers attended the day-long research staff conference(s) in 2019 than 2018.

  • Half of the mentees currently taking part in the University mentoring scheme are early career researchers (16/32) and a growing number of mentors are PIs.

  • Positive engagement with the review of the Concordat. York had the highest number of group responses (7) of ALL of these institutions and the sixth highest number of individual responses (15).

  • Increased levels of engagement have been facilitated in part by the Research Staff Liaison Officers. This model has been adopted by other universities.