New Researchers

Welcome to the University of Liverpool. As a new Researcher, you will have a lot to take in during your first few months. We want you to get the most out of your time at the University; this section will point you to resources that will enable you to establish yourself quickly within your role.

Induction and Resources

Induction helps all new staff familiarise themselves with the University and to engage productively with their new role. Please go to the News Starters area where you will find guidance on what to expect, induction events, training, staff networks and lots of useful information to help you settle including the Staff Handbook.

Positive Research Environment

To find out more about the University's wider research story and background, visit the Positive Research Environment section. 
The University organises an annual Research Staff Conference that offers researchers the opportunity to talk about their development needs and plans, find out more on the Conference pages.

International Researchers

You may be familiar with how research works in the UK or you may not have a clear picture. The International Researchers pages will help to give you a good overview of the landscape of research in the UK.

Principal Investigators

As a Principal Investigator (PI), you will be responsible for scoping a research project, securing research income and delivering research outputs, ensuring that a sponsored project is carried out in full compliance with the terms, conditions and policies of both the sponsor and the University.
Important initial sources of information for you are the Research Data Management section as well as the Supervisors and Principal Investigators development section.

External Resources

As a new Researcher, it would be advisable to familiarise yourself with the Vitae website, particularly the section specifically for Research Staff, along with an extensive section on the Researcher Development Framework (RDF)