Research Concordat

The Concordat to Support The Career Development of Researchers

The Concordat was created in 1996, revised in 2007 and it is signed by a number of bodies, including University Research Councils and Universities UK. The HR Excellence in Research Award demonstrates commitment to meeting the principles of the European Charter and Code.

A UK-wide process enables UK HEIs to gain the European Commission's 'HR Excellence in Research' badge, which acknowledges their alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Researchers.

The UK process incorporates the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers to enable institutions that have published Concordat implementation plans to gain the "HR excellence in Research" badge.

About the Concordat

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support of researchers and research careers in the UK higher education.

HR Excellence in Research award

The 'HR Excellence in Research' badge acknowledges alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Researchers.

Get involved

Find out how you can get in involved in the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

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Researcher Development Programme

The University of Suffolk supports the personal and professional development of our researchers through the Research and Enterprise Development Programme.

Stef Thorne is currently Head of the newly formed department of Research and Enterprise Services. This includes responsibility for supporting the pre-award function for research and enterprise income, the Graduate School, the university Researcher Development Programme, Research Eth...

Andreea has worked for the university since September 2010 as Research Associate. She has been responsible for the delivery of a large number of commissioned research projects for the public sector. Andreea has a Master degree in Quantitative Economy (MSc), a Master of Business Adm...