In early 2011 a working group at the University conducted an internal analysis of our Concordat related work. This analysis focussed our attentions on the Concordat principles and the European Charter for Researchers. To view the current implementation and action plan see:
Concordat Implementation and Action Plan 2011-2013.
On 5th September 2011 we successfully achieved the European HR Excellence in Research Award based on an assessment by a European wide panel.
In March 2012 we established an HR Excellence in Research Steering Group to continue our work supporting the Concordat and our Researchers at Plymouth. In August 2013 the HR Excellence in Research Steering Group conducted our two yearly internal assessement for our Award.
Our two yearly internal report and Action Plan are available at the following links:
HR Excellence_2 year internal assessment_September 2013.pdf
Concordat Action Plan 2013-2015
On 27 September 2013 our HR Excellence in Research award was renewed through an internal (UK) process.
Our current four-yearly external report, Action Plan and case study are available at the following links:
HR Excellence in Research_4 year external assessment September 2015
HR Excellence in Research Action Plan 2015-2017
HR Excellence in Research_4 year review case study September 2015
We review our work with Researchers twice yearly through the HR Excellence Steering Group. We additionally consult with Researchers through the Researcher Forum which meets throughout the year. We very much welcome comments and ideas for development and support for our Researchers and any updates can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Concordat stakeholder groups
Vitae has developed a series of briefings for higher education professionals involved in implementing the principles of the 2008 ‘Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers'. The series contains targeted briefings for senior managers, human resources specialists, staff developers, careers specialists, managers of researchers and research staff. These should be read in conjunction with the Concordat itself.
For further information see the Concordat briefings to engage stakeholder groups.