The annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference aims to address the strategic and practical implications for researcher development and doctoral education. The conference has a number of themes including policy developments, building institutional capacity for research excellence, supporting professional and career development and demonstrating the impact of research development on research, careers and society.
The 2013 conference will include the launch of the UK aggregate analyses of Careers in Research Online Survey and Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey. There will also be updates from RCUK update on funding for researcher development and from the European Commission’s work on HR management of researchers.
The conference is being held on 4th-5th September in Manchester. To submit a proposal or to book your place, go to www.vitae.ac.uk/conference2013 where you can find out more detail on workshop themes. The deadline for proposing a workshop is Thursday 6 June 2013. Special Interest Sessions are shorter 30 minute sessions and ideas for these should be submitted by 5th July for inclusion in the conference programme.