Welcome & Vitae developments


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Presentation by Alison Mitchell (Deputy Director of Vitae) at the Vitae event 'Preparing for the Research Excellence Framework: Researcher development, the environment and future impact' on 11 July 2012 in Manchester www.vitae.ac.uk/preparingfortheref

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Welcome & Vitae developments

  1. 1. Preparing forthe Research Excellence Framework: Researcher development, the environment and future impact
  2. 2. Today‟s agenda An overview of the REF Institutional examples of research environments with vitality and sustainability Vitae‟s approach to the REF Opportunities to Input into future Vitae developments Share and improve practice Network with peers across the UK
  3. 3. Today‟s interests :network, share, improve practice Deeper understanding of REF How researcher development can contribute to the „environment‟ and how to structure response How can central function support UoA E&D and code of practice implications for researcher development Clarity on contribution of enhancing provision for PGR and RS to competitive, healthy sustainable research environment What does a high quality research environment look like? Developing future research leaders
  4. 4. Vitae developmentsAlison Mitchell
  5. 5. Vitae vision and aims“For the UK to be world-class in supporting the personal, professional and career development of researchers” Influence effective policy for researcher development 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 researchers
  6. 6. Vitae support for REF :short and long term Briefings for UoA and researcher developers Concordat, HR Excellence, CROS / PIRLS surveys, Researcher Development Framework Stronger focus on research staff and developing research leaders Continuing CROS / PIRLS surveys Lenses on the Researcher Development Framework Leadership Impact Knowledge exchange New Leadership programme for principal investigators Every Researcher Counts project HEFCE with other UK funding bodies Vitae ReSDAG response to REF
  7. 7. Every Researcher Counts: important conversations and case studies The Researcher Development Framework:senior managers, principal investigators and supervisorsshould aspire to „act as a role model when dealing with diversity and difference educate, advise and guide less experienced researchers set an example locally, nationally and internationally help shape departmental/institutional policy and implementation‟
  8. 8. 4 domains12 sub-domains63 descriptors
  9. 9. Researcher Development FrameworkInfluence and leadership Generates excitement about ideas Recognises and encourages the contributions of others and uses them to best effect Offers ideas that encourage people to think differently: states expectations clearly as a role model Protects less experienced researchers in academic context Demonstrates initiative and competence in leading people, formally or informally
  10. 10. Researcher Development Framework Global citizenship Has global impact Takes lead; sets example and agendas, and influences policy on national and international scaleSociety and culture Actively seeks ways to enrich society and culture with research projects and outputs.People management Creates nurturing/supportive culture for others Ensures the implementation of equality and diversity Leads by example, inspires others Communicates vision.