RDF Planner       




The RDF Planner is a web based application which organisations and individuals can use to map professional development using the Vitae Researcher Development Framework(RDF)

Researchers can use the RDF Planner for professional development, to identify strengths, action plan, review achievements and create a portfolio of evidence. Through the RDF Planner organisations can direct researchers to suitable courses and development opportunities linked to the RDF.

The Planner enables you to:

  • keep a record of all your professional development activities in one place
  • identify your current expertise and capabilities
  • print reports for discussions with mentors, supervisors, career advisors etc.  
  • record your learning and development goals and monitor progress
  • upload files such as CVs, conference details, testimonials to record your achievements
  • view the attributes of successful researchers through different "lenses".

Scope of the RDF Planner

The RDF Planner is for researchers, from first-year doctoral candidates to research staff to principal investigators. It covers all aspects of their roles, for example research, teaching and learning, career development, impact and knowledge transfer. It allows individuals to take different routes through the Framework according to personal priorities and learning styles.

Accessing the RDF Planner

The University holds vitae licenses which allow researchers access to Vitaeā€™s resources and the Researcher Development Framework. 

If you are a researcher and you wish to explore the RDF Planner, an account can be requested by emailing the Doctoral College (doctoralcollege@wlv.ac.uk)