UCL Human Resources


Research Staff Development Programme

"The UCL Research Staff Development Programme (RSDP) is designed to help staff involved in research to develop skills particularly valuable for the wide range of careers within and beyond academia. The RSDP is mapped to the Researcher Development Framework and you should seek to build broader and deeper skills than during your doctorate. Areas that you should particularly seek to develop more deeply are: strategic thinking, leadership, research management, communication and innovation. These are valued by employers within and beyond academia. Research staff are expected to engage in a minimum of 10 days on skills development each year." — Professor David Bogle, Pro-Vice-Provost (Doctoral School & ECR Staff)

Begin your skills development journey:

  1. Complete your induction: Belong at UCL - Research Staff Welcome Session (Please login using your UCL credentials prior to accessing the link)
  2. Develop your understanding of essential skills: Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
  3. Map out your development plan: Course Catalogue 
  4. Book your selected sessions from the course collections below!
Engagement, Influence and Impact Domain

Engagement Influence and Impact

Networking and Collaboration | Presentation and Public Speaking | Entrpreneurship and Enterprise | Research Engagement and Impact | Teaching and Supervision | Writing and Publication 

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities Domain

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

Principles and Tools for Data Collection and Analysis | Principles and Tools for Literature Review | Research Methodologies and Analysis | Tools for Research Communication 

Research Governance and Organisation Domain

Research Governance and Organisation

Copyright | Pillars of Open Science | Research Funding | Research Management

Personal Effectiveness Domain

Personal Effectiveness

Careers Within Academia | Careers Beyond Academia | Time Management | Wellbeing and Resilience