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Researcher Development


Researchers have access to a number of online development resources:

Professional Skills for Research Leaders (PSRL) equips researchers with the skills needed for professional development in a higher education context. The courses provide comprehensive guidance on professional development, from identifying individual development needs through to how best to communicate research results, including modules on Developing your career, research funding, building a team, collaboration and communication It is available via Queen's Online, under the Online Training link.

Vitae supports the professional development of researchers, across the UK and Europe, providing a wide-range of online resources. In particular visit their Professional Development planning for researchers’ online course (PDP ROC) and career development resources . Queen’s is a member of Vitae and you can access all the information on the website, however you will need to register at

Nature Masterclasses Online focusing on scientific writing and publishing. The online programme supports researchers to get published in journals, to better understand the manuscript selection process and what happens to papers after submission. To access register on the Nature Masterclasses website. An Online Writing for Academic Publication course is also available to staff, contact Paul Monahan for further details.

Access LinkedIn Learning, providing access to a series of Learning Collections that have been designed around the Researcher Development Framework. For access email, further information available here.

Elsevier Researcher Academy: navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy. A free e-learning modules developed by global experts. Career guidance and advice and research news on the blog.