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HR Excellence in Research Award

The University of Dundee is committed to supporting and developing the careers of our research community.  In 2011 we were granted the HR Excellence in Research Award and retained this in 2013 following an internal review process, and in 2016 following an external review process. 

What is the HR Excellence in Research Award?

This is a UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers enabling institutions to gain the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

Recognition is granted to European universities whose policies and processes demonstrate continued development of a working environment supporting research excellence and increasing focus and impact. As a holder of this award, the University will continue to participate in national and European evaluation and benchmarking exercises.

4 Year Review of Award

In September 2015 we published our internal review of the activities that support the retention of our HR Excellence in Research Award.

 

2 Year Review of Award

In September 2013 we published our internal review of progress from 2011 to 2013.

 

Initial Award

In September 2011 we were awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award following our original submission.

 

Concordat for Career Development of Researchers

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers 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 consists of a set of key principles for the future support and management of research careers, and under each principle, an explanation of how it may be embedded into institutional practice.

 

Career Development for Research Staff Steering Group

The University Career Development for Research Staff (CDRS) Steering Group is chaired by the Vice-Principal Research, Knowledge Exchange and Wider Impact with representatives from across the University and representatives from the research population.

This group meets four times a year with a remit to promote the implementation of the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.  The Steering Group reviews and drives progress and acts as an advisory group to the University Human Resources Committee and University Research Committee in their decision-making process for issues impacting on the research community.

 

Career Development for Research Staff Steering Group Meetings

Ongoing feedback is provided to and actively sought from local Research Staff Associations and local Concordat Working Groups through their attendance at Steering Group meetings and participation in working groups.  The University Career Development for Research Staff Steering Group will continue to refine, develop and review the Concordat implementation process and progress updates will be posted on this website.

 

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For further information on our Concordat activities please contact Lisa Anderson, Head of Organisational & Professional Development (email:opd@dundee.ac.uk).

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