Supporting the Concordat

The University of Wolverhampton is committed to the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

The Concordat sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.

The Concordat was established to ensure that today's researchers are nurtured and supported during their career development. By setting out clear expectations for researchers, research managers, research institutions, and funders of research, the Concordat aims to enhance the research workforce and thereby sustain research excellence in the UK, bringing benefits to the health, economy and well-being of our nation. 

Researcher Development Concordat3 core principles:

Environment and culture
Excellent research requires a supportive and inclusive research culture

Researchers are recruited, employed and managed under conditions that recognise and value their contributions

Professional and career development
Professional and career development are integral to enabling researchers to develop their full potential

4 Stakeholder Groups

Employed primarily to conduct research

Managers of researchers
Having direct line management responsibility for researchers

Universities and research institutes as employers of researchers

Providing funding for public or private research

Why does it exist?

Concordat benefits

For further information on the university's Research Concordat plan, please contact Dr Stephen Greenfield.

Essential Information for Researchers - Your guide to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers 2019

Blog: 'Researcher Development Concordat: a pathway to enhance researchers' career progression'

For information about support for Academic Researcher Development please click here.

For information about Research Integrity please click here.

For information about Research Policies, Procedures and Guidelines please click here

For information about Elements, the university's research management system, click here.