EmmaVitae’s vision is to lead world-class professional and career development of researchers. Vitae aims: Influence effective policy development and implementation relating to researcher development to build human capital Enhance higher education provision to train and develop researchers Empower researchers to make an impact in their careers Evidence the impact of professional and career development for researchersCurrent contract £3.7m for 27 months (jan13-mar15) equates to approx £1.6m/year. Vitae is supported by Research Councils UK (RCUK), UK HE funding bodies and managed by CRAC: The Career Development Organisation and delivered in partnership with regional Hub host universities.Previous funding through RCUK for Vitae contract (£15m for 5 years 2008-2012) Before that it was UK GRAD and UK HERD
Who’s in the room. Research experience? Training experience?What do they want to get out of the next 70 minutes? What would be a good use of their time?Emma
RobComplex landscape, lots of organisations to be aware of (and lots that can help!)
Mention REF briefing for RDsMission of the Impact and Evaluation Group is to 'propose a meaningful and workable way of evaluating the effectiveness of skills development in early career researchers'Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today (17 January 2013) unveiled its new Statement of Expectations for Equality and Diversity, which is intended to drive more rapid cultural change in the management of equality and diversity in institutions receiving Research Council funding. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages/120117.aspxA new Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research will be launched later today (7 December 2010) by the UK’s research funding bodies. The aim of the Concordat is to create a greater focus on and help embed public engagement with research across all disciplines in the higher education and research sectors.Formal agreement or 'concordat' about standards and integrity in UK research. This sets out five commitments that assure Government, the wider public and the international community, that the highest standards of rigour and integrity will continue to underpin research in the UK. Universities UK developed the concordat with the funding and research councils, the Wellcome Trust and a number of government departments. It was launched on 11 July 2012. Compliance with the concordat: We now require institutions eligible to receive our research funding to comply with the concordat. We have made this a condition of receiving HEFCE funds. Rob
EmmaHats of a trainer. How do you juggle all these responsibilities and move the agenda forward in your HEI? You may start to specialise in one or more areas but need to be a jack of all trades as well as a master of some
Give overview of RDF, point to briefings and mapping programmes documentsEmma
EmmaComplete form to host pilot of Making your mark by 10 September
Use Career Anchors handout as example of a useful resource. Get them to do this as an exercise and discuss how it might be useful for RS development.Take along other examples e.g. Photos, challenging assumptions puzzles, RDF playing cards?Emma
Challenges in developing research staff, current issues they would like help onDiscussion and map out on flipchartEmma & Rob
How can we solve the problems/issues in the room?What other opportunities are out there for us as RS developers?Emma & Rob
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Vitae strategy 2013-15
Supporting a step change in institutional provision for
research staff, including E&D
Managing the transition to a self-sustaining organisation:
Developing the funding model
Reconfiguring Vitae’s infrastructure to support transition
Maximising the investment in researcher development in the
UK since 2003:
Maintaining regional Hub networks
Ensuring existing Vitae materials remain freely available to UK HEIs
Developing new support for prospective PGRs
Building on its growing international work.
We aim to cover...
Policy and drivers currently influencing
research staff and their development
Challenges and opportunities in developing
Creating effective research staff development
Vitae programmes relevant for the
development of research staff
Concordat to support the
career development of
academic staff in
law in context” RDF
SET for Success
for Equality and
What does this all mean?
How is research staff development evolving
with the research agenda?
What impact is the HR Excellence in Research
Award having on research staff development?
Role of research staff developers in preparing
for REF and beyond?
Role of PIs?
Role of other stakeholders?
Making your mark
Advancing in Academia
Leadership in Action
Managing your academic
The Common Good
Ketso: A case study on
Every Researcher Counts
Your Hub Manager
Twitter (#ECRchat, #vitae13)
Wheel of life
Achievements & challenges
YouTube, Ted, Prezi
Training Zone, MindTools,
Thesis Whisperer & Research
An academic career
Making the Right Moves
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