Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Researchers Concordat & HR Excellence in Research

About the national Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and the HR Excellence in Research badging.

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

As an agreement between Stakeholders, the Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers (also known as the Researcher Development Concordat), is a document to support researchers’ career development and the research environment.

HR excellence in research award

The University gained the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' from the European Commission in September 2010. We have successfully retained the Award through a number of reviews – a two year internal review in 2012 and then again in 2016, and a four year external review in 2014. As of March 2019, the University retained the Award and is now one of 8 institutions who have undertaken and retained the Award at the eight year stage.