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Consultation launched on agreement to improve employment and support for researchers

Date: 28/11/2018

A new consultation survey has been launched on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (‘The Concordat’) an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education. 

The Concordat has been in place since 2008 and was reviewed earlier this year. It describes seven principles which aim to cover the ways in which researchers might be supported. 

The consultation survey was launched on 30 October and closes at 12 noon on Monday, 7 January 2019. It’s open to anyone - both organisations and individuals - and is an opportunity for the arts and humanities community to contribute and highlight any specific needs in respect of arts and humanities researchers.

Along with the online survey, a series of small, round-table consultation events will take place in Bristol, London, York and Edinburgh, which are open to anyone who supports researchers in the UK. The events are free to attend, but places are limited so those who are interested in attending are invited to register their interest.

Information on the review and a link to the report are available on the UKRI website

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