information for Contract Researchers
provides links to sites which are specifically aimed at researchers
on fixed term contracts.
Higher Education Staff Development Agency
is responsible for developing the skills, training and qualifications
of people working in higher education. This site provides a general
introduction to the agency, as well as links to courses and publications
covering many aspects of staff training and development in HE.
Contract Research Staff Guide
site provides information on relevant initiatives, and links to pages
with further details on:
national background and policy developments
guidance and staff development resources for contract research staff
and all those involved in their management and development
sites of potential interest
Research Careers Initiative
Careers Initiative monitors progress towards meeting the commitments
of the 1996
Concordat and identifies and encourages good practice in the career
management and development of contract research staff.
Contract Research Online Survey Project (CROS)
project is funded by HEFCE, SHEFC, and the DTI/OST. CROS is project
managed and implemented by the University of Bristol. The project provides
a free, secure Web environment for the design, delivery, administration
and analysis of online surveys exclusively for Contract Research Staff.
The survey is aimed at anonymously gathering data about working conditions,
career aspirations and career development opportunities for contract
researchers. The summary analysis report based on the results of CROS
2002 is available for download.
Paths of Academic Researchers
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)
have developed a suite of 50 case studies that follow CRS careers since
earlier fixed-term employment
institutions have web pages aimed at Contract Researchers. A few examples
are given below: