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St George’s signs Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

Published: 04 January 2021

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St George’s, University of London has joined a list of eminent research organisations as a signatory of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Commonly referred to as the Researcher Development Concordat, the agreement was updated in 2019, following an independent review of the 2008 Concordat. The document sets out the conditions required to create the ideal culture for researchers to thrive, outlining key principles covering Environment and Culture, Employment and Professional and Career Development.

The Concordat defines the key responsibilities of researchers, managers of researchers, institutions, and funders, which St George’s is committed to supporting.

Professor Jon Friedland, Deputy Principal for Research, said: “By signing the Concordat, we have outlined our dedication and commitment to supporting the development of researchers at St George’s.

“The University takes pride in developing and empowering scientists, encouraging our researchers to strive towards success in their chosen careers.”

St George’s, University of London was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award in November 2013. We retained the Award in October 2020, following a successful completion of a 6-year review. You can read more about the University’s long-term commitment to the career development and working conditions of researchers on the HR Excellence in Research webpage.

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