Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Workshops mapped to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) presents the characteristics (called descriptors) of an excellent researcher. There are a total of 63 characteristics (such as collaboration, communication methods, integrity, financial management, etc.). They have been grouped into four domains.

The RDF can be used by research staff to evaluate their current skillset and plan their personal development. All IAD researcher development workshops have been mapped to the RDF. You can find out more about these workshops here: A-Z Course List

Workshops mapped to RDF Domains

Domain A

Knowledge and Intellectual ability

Domain B

Personal Effectiveness 

Domain C

Research Governance and Organisation

Domain D

Engagement, influence and impact

Good Practice in Research Data Management Good Practice in Research Data Management Good Practice in Research Data Management How to Design an Effective Conference Poster
Viva Survivor Managing your Research Project Finding Funding for Your Research Public Speaking, Networking and Engaging
Designing Effective Slides Practical Project Management Practical Project Management Designing Effective Slides
How to Design an Effective Conference Poster Viva Survivor How to be an Effective Researcher Presenting Made Easy - Presentation Techniques
Beating Writers Block Public Speaking, Networking and Engaging An Introduction to Copyright and Publishing Presenting Made Easy - Delivering Presentations
Effective Writing: Grammar Presenting Made Easy - Presentation Techniques Research Ethics and Integrity - An Introduction Research, researchers and the Media
How to be your Own Best Editor Presenting Made Easy - Delivering Presentations   Writing and Designing your Academic Poster
Is my Writing Academic Enough? Beating Writers Block   Writing for Publication
Proof Reading Just Write   Social Media for Research and Impact
Text: Coherence, Structure and Argumentation Structured Writing Retreat   Public Engagement Beyond Public Lectures
The Writing Process: Getting Started Public Engagement Beyond Public Lectures   Storytelling Techniques for Effective Communication
Writing a Literature Review Voice and Presentation Skills   Voice and Presentation Skills
Writing Abstracts How to Design a Public Engagement Process   How to Design a Public Engagement Process
Writing Well: Language and Style How to be an Effective Researcher   Facilitation Skills for Public Engagement 
An Introduction to Copyright and Publishing Teambuilding and Leadership Fundamentals    
A beginners guide to Imaging Think Strategically and Respond Rapidly    
Managing a Bibliography in Endnote Managing your Work and your Goals    
Creative Problem Solving for Researchers Managing your Work: Working with other people    
Mapping your Mind Imposter Syndrome    
Speed Reading Seven Secrets of a Highly Successful Research Student     
Introductory Statistics Online