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Supporting the Concordat

The University of Wolverhampton is committed to the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

The Concordat sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.

The Concordat was established to ensure that today's researchers are nurtured and supported during their career development. By setting out clear expectations for researchers, research managers, research institutions, and funders of research, the Concordat aims to enhance the research workforce and thereby sustain research excellence in the UK, bringing benefits to the health, economy and well-being of our nation. 

Researcher Development Concordat3 core principles:

Environment and culture
Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture

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

4 Stakeholder Groups

Employed primarily to conduct research

Managers of researchers
Having direct line management responsibility for researchers

Universities and research institutes as employers of researchers

Providing funding for public or private research

Why does it exist?

Concordat benefits

The Research Concordat Sub-Committee

In order to introduce and maintain the standards within the Concordat, and to achieve the national benchmark standard, the University of Wolverhampton established a Research Concordat Sub-Committee including the Dean of Research, the Director of Doctoral College, and the Deputy Director of HR (Strategic Development).




Essential Information for Researchers - Your guide to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers 2019
Essential information for institutions  - Your guide to the Concordat to Support the Career Development September 2019 of Researchers, 2019