Consultation on the revision of Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

On behalf of the Concordat Strategy Group (CSG), you are invited to take part in a consultation to inform a revision of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers ("the Concordat").

The report from the Independent Review Panel, published in September, made a strong case for how the Concordat can make a real difference in improving the environment and career development for researchers. However, revisions are needed to reflect the changing research environment and ensure the UK remains the world leader in developing policy and practice to support the career development of researchers.

Submissions are welcome from organisations and individuals, including all staff engaged in research, as well as those managing or supporting research and researchers.

Please complete the survey by 5:30 pm  on Monday 7 January 2019.

Download a reference copy of the survey questions from the CRAC website. It will not be possible to download a copy of your submitted response, or to return to a partially completed response. Please contact with any queries.

In addition to the online consultation, there will be a number of events during the consultation period which will provide an opportunity for institutions to raise any issues for clarification and allow a deeper discussion between the different audiences of the Concordat. Details of these activities will be available at If you would be interested in holding a consultation event, please contact  

This is an important opportunity to develop the pipeline of talent to ensure the UK maintains its leading position in research and innovation. We strongly encourage you to respond to the consultation and share this survey within your institution and through your networks.

Thank you in advance for your contributions to revising the Concordat.

Professor Julia Buckingham
Chair, Concordat Strategy Group
Vice-Chancellor and President, Brunel University London
Data and privacy
The Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) is managing the consultation process on behalf of the Concordat Strategy Group. The submissions to the consultation, and associated events and social media activity will inform the structure and content of the revised Concordat, and unattributable data may be made publicly available and quoted anonymously unless specific consent is given to acknowledge the source.

If you consent to take part as an individual or providing an organisational response, we will receive your personal data from the online consultation questionnaire. This may include your job title, role, organisation, name and email, if you choose to supply these. We will not make your personal data available to other organisations.

A data privacy notice can be found here. If you wish to withdraw your consent, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by emailing Unless you provide your name or email address, it may not be possible to withdraw your response once submitted.

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* 1. I confirm that I have read and understood the information above and agree to take part in the consultation

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