Vitae Concordat

Vitae Concordat

The University of Lincoln is a signatory of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. A copy of the letter publicly committing to the principles and signatory responsibilities of the Concordat, signed by Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart, can be found here.

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers – also known as the Researcher Development Concordat – is an agreement between stakeholders that not only helps to improve environment and culture within which research is conducted, but also recognises the role of research and innovation in delivering the UK’s industrial and economic strategies.

Stakeholders included in the Concordat include:

  • Researchers
  • Managers of Researchers
  • Institutions
  • Funders

The Concordat is structured around three core principles, which are underpinned by obligations for the four groups of stakeholders:

  • Environment and Culture – A supportive and inclusive research culture positively impacts on individual and institutional performance, and helps attract a diverse workforce
  • Employment – Good employment conditions positively impact on research excellence, researcher wellbeing, and promotes research careers
  • Professional and Career Development – enabling researchers to develop to their full potential

Funders and institutions can become signatories of the Concordat, with institutions representing researchers and managers of researchers.

A full list of Concordat signatories can be found here.

Concordat Action Plan

All organisations who sign up to the Concordat must produce an action plan within one year. The action plan must detail how the organisation aims to meet the principles of the Concordat.

Contact details

Professor Andrew Hunter
DVC Research and Innovation

Research and Industrial Partnerships

Pilar Pousada Solino
Deputy Head of Research and Industrial Partnerships

Lauren Blackwell
Researcher Development Coordinator