The Researcher Development Concordat 2019 is structured around three Principles:
Environment and Culture - Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture
Employment - Researchers are recruited, employed and managed under conditions that recognise and value their contributions
Professional and Career Development - Professional and career development are integral to enabling researchers to develop their full potential
Each Principle is underpinned by obligations for four stakeholder groups: funders, institutions, researchers and managers of researchers (PIs).
Who is it for for? The primary beneficiary of the Concordat principles are those employed to conduct research (postdocs and early career researchers). It is to benefit the whole researchers community within the UK to improve the environment and culture within which research is conducted.
Organisations who wish to sign up to implementing the Principles of the Concordat must produce an action plan detailing how the principles will be implemented. The Concordat is owned by the sector and overseen by the Concordat Strategy Group.
The University of York welcome the new Concordat and will be reviewing the implications and through the Concordat Implementation Group chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research.
The Concordat - Essential Information for Institutions (PDF , 261kb)
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