HR Excellence in Research Badge

The University of Liverpool is fully committed to the Concordat to support the career development of researchers and in September 2011 it published its Implementation Plan to review actions taken to implement the principles of the Concordat.

A full gap analysis and demonstration of good practice in the support and development of Liverpool Research staff against the principles of the Concordat has been carried out with key stakeholders including faculties, professional services divisions and research staff through focus groups and surveys (Careers in Research Online Survey, 2011).

In recognition to the University’s work to review its support mechanisms for the development of research staff, the University was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Badge by the European Commission in September 2011.

You can download the University’s implementation plan.

The University’s Concordat Implementation Group monitors the implementation plan and provides updates to the University’s research staff, Principal Investigators, senior managers and relevant committees.

2013 – 2015 Award Review
The University has reviewed its original implementation plan and we publish below the review report and the revised implementation plan:

Four year Award Review (2011 -2015)
Updates and review of the last two plans are included in the documents below. In addition, a new action plan for the period 2015 – 2017 has been added in these documents. The review of these documents is based on data collected from internal university processes and from CROS (2011; 2013; 2015) and PIRLS (2013; 2015) surveys. The coordination of this process has been led by the university’s Concordat Implementation Group (CIG) with direct input from all research staff associations, the university’s senior management and professional services representatives.

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