Undertaking research is one of the key functions of Queen's and having skilled and effective researchers to complete this research is important to the University. Consequently, a range of support and resources are available to ensure researchers have access to learning and development activities.
As a Queen's researcher you have access to people and services to assist with your research. These pages provide information on the range of learning and development support and resources provided for Queen’s Research Staff. As a postdoc/researcher or manager, you can use these resources to review and support your own, or others, professional and career development planning.
Queen’s commitment to enhancing the experience of its research staff is further demonstrated by the University’s action plan in relation to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. This action plan is part of the review process for the retention of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award (HREiR), held by Queen’s since 2012.
Information for the current external review (January 2020) of the HREiR Award can be found within the HREiR Award section below.
Many people and areas contribute to the development of our researchers, further details are provided below, in particular see the Research & Enterprise information on 'Support for Researchers'.
RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
The RDF is a tool for researchers to use when reviewing and planning their professional, personal and career development activity. We would encourage you to use as a guide when preparing for development and career conversations with your manager and colleagues. In order to assist you with your development planning the researcher development courses outlined below are categorised by RDF domain.
Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities
The knowledge, intellectual abilities and techniques to do research.
The personal qualities and approach to be an effective researcher.
Research Governance and Organisation
The knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research.
Engagement, Influence and Impact
The knowledge and skills to work with others and ensure the wider impact of research.