UCL Human Resources


Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Learn more about UCL HR Excellence action plan to demonstrate its commitment to supporting researcher communities.

UCL commitment to Researcher Development

UCL has been instrumental in the advancement of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. In 2018, Pro-Vice Provost of the Doctoral School, Professor David Bogle chaired an independent review of the original Concordat. The panel from the review found that there were further improvements to make to ensure a progressive and supportive research 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, 2017, 2019 and 2022.

University College London (UCL) is pleased to announce the successful retainment of the HR Excellence in Research Award, after an 8 year review (November 2022).

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.

2022 Review process: submission papers

You may also be interested in accessing our previous submissions:

YearReportReviewAction Plan