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Research careers at UCL: tell us what you think

3 May 2017

We want all UCL researchers to feel fully supported in their development in order to make the most of their potential.

Cruciform Building We will endeavour to offer researchers career development support at all career stages, regardless of their contractual situation or their chosen career path.

To help judge how well we are doing to meet this aspiration I am inviting you to take part in one of two surveys:

The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) is designed to gather anonymous views and experiences from principal investigators about their role as managers and leaders of researchers and research groups.

Responses to the survey can be used in the application renewal of UCL's Athena SWAN accreditation, and the results will inform the Research Environment section of the REF submission.

The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) is designed to gather anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development from postdoctoral researchers.

As a result of the last survey in 2015 we now have:

  • A new centrally delivered UCL Researcher Induction. 
  • An increase in the range of research staff development training provision.
  • An increase in the number of active research staff networks.

Both surveys will open on 4 May and close on 25 May 2017.

We still have more to do and your views matter in helping us to identify where we need to invest more effort. Please take 15-20 minutes to complete the survey that best matches your role as a researcher at UCL.

Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research)