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 Head of Research and Enterprise Services. Stef leads and manages the Research and Enterprise Services team in the support of research, postgraduate research and business engagement activities across the University. Stef is the lead on the development of the Ipswich Wa...

Andreea has worked for the University of Suffolk since September 2010 as a Research Associate. She became a Senior Research Associate in 2013. Since August 2014, Andreea has acted as the University of Suffolk Research Development Manager. She has a Master degree in Quantitative Ec...