Lancaster’s vision for the development of research talent
Lancaster’s Strategic Plan 2020 and Our People Strategy 2020 set out goals and priorities to conduct excellent research within an environment which nurtures and cultivates its staff, encouraging them to fulfil their career ambitions.
Lancaster is immensely proud to have attracted a critical mass of highly talented research staff and whose contributions are vital to our success as a world-class research institution. Their expertise, energy and commitment are visible in both Lancaster’s outstanding research outputs and in the shaping of the wider research community through the mentorship they offer for fellow staff and students alike.
Lancaster is committed to Vitae’s Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and our good practice to date has led to us being awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission. Our vision is for a fully integrated research community within which our exemplary research staff are provided equally exemplary opportunities to contribute, develop and progress. In recognising the key role of research staff, Lancaster University will:
- Nurture research staff individually and as a key cohort within the wider multi-disciplinary research community
- Foster an institutional research culture that is inclusive and respectful
- Acknowledge and amplify the contribution that Lancaster’s research staff make to world-class research
Lancaster’s commitment to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is led by the Concordat Implementation Group and further underpinned by a Code of Practice for the Development of Research Staff. This draws together much of the good practice that already exists across the institution, and provides a resource to guide both Principal Investigators in creating a supportive environment for research staff and research staff in fulfilling their responsibilities to their own career and professional development.