The Concordat is a national agreement to support researcher development.
UCL has been instrumental in the advancement of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Professor David Bogle, Pro-Vice Provost (Doctoral School) led the Independent Review of the original Concordat in 2018 which found that there is more to do to ensure a healthy and supportive culture for all. We are proud signatories of the revised Concordat, published in 2019, which commits institutions to driving forward researcher development. The UCL Research Strategy sets out our ambition to nurture, develop and celebrate those engaged with research.
Read the UCL Research Strategy 2019
HR Excellence in Research award
UCL received an HR Excellence in Research award in 2013, which has been successfully reviewed in 2015 and 2017.
As a sign of our commitment to the career development of researchers, UCL gained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award in 2013. The award recognises the systems and practices we have in place to support researchers’ career and professional development in line with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. It acknowledges that we are committed to looking after our research staff and their development.