Workshops mapped by Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
Our researcher development 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 courses have been mapped to the RDF, below.
Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
Domain B: Personal effectiveness
Domain C: Research governance and organisation
Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
We have also developed a resource for RDF-based skill mapping. The ‘Training Needs Assessment’ spreadsheet has been designed to allow you to identify your current skillset and plan your future development as a researcher.