Researcher development at OPD

Being a researcher can be an intense, challenging and sometimes stressful experience, but the University of Dundee is committed to giving you the support you need to thrive, to hone your professional skills and to build your career.

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About researcher development

The University of Dundee is a signatory of the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers - a key multi-stakeholder agreement by UK institutions that aims to ensure that researchers are supported in planning and upskilling for their ongoing careers and are able to work amidst a supportive and inclusive research culture. 

In line with our ambitions in this area, we also continue to hold the HR Excellence in Research Award

You can find out more about how we aim to support our researchers by reading our Researcher Development Policy

To explore what's on offer at the moment from OPD in terms of training and development opportunities check out our workshop programme, self-directed learning, and mentoring pages. 

To help you get the most out of our workshops we have mapped them to the Researcher Development Framework created by Vitae, an organisation dedicated to helping researchers fulfil their potential. The Framework sets out four areas of key skills that professional researchers need.
Once you have identified a workshop you would like to attend, you can go to our booking page to secure a place.
If you are a postgraduate researcher, you can find additional learning resources from the Doctoral Academy

Supporting and Developing Research Staff

Support is available to researchers from units across the University of Dundee on SharePoint

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