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7 Principles

The Seven Principles of the Concordat

      A. Recruitment and Selection
Principle 1
Recognition of the importance of recruiting, selecting and retaining researchers with the highest potential to achieve excellence in research.

      B. Recognition and value
Principle 2
Researchers are recognised and valued by their employing organisation as an essential part of their organisation’s human resources and a key component of their overall strategy to develop and deliver world-class research.

      C. Support and Career Development
Principle 3
Researchers are equipped and supported to be adaptable and flexible in an increasingly diverse, mobile, global research environment.

Principle 4
The importance of researchers’ personal and career development, and lifelong learning, is clearly recognised at all stages of their career

      D. Researchers’ Responsibilities
Principle 5
Individual researchers share the responsibility for and need to pro-actively engage in their own personal and career development, and lifelong learning.

      E. Diversity and equality
Principle 6
Diversity and equality must be promoted in all aspects of the recruitment and career management of researchers.

      F. Implementation and Review
Principle 7
The sector and all stakeholders will undertake regular and collective review of their progress in strengthening the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK.

Further information is available at the Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers


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