Successful implementation of the principles of the Concordat requires input from a wide range of groups - researchers, principal investigators, staff developers, careers specialists, human resource specialists and University senior managers.

Vitae is a national organisation which supports the personal, professional and career development of researchers. Vitae has developed several briefing documents for those who have a role to play in implementing the Concordat’s principles. The briefing documents explore emerging themes and highlight practical examples which should prove useful as institutions work to implement the principles.


This overview chart of stakeholder group briefings (PDF) summarises the major areas of focus for various groups, mapped against the main principles of the Concordat.

Briefing documents

Briefings are available (as PDFs) for:

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HR Excellence in Research Award

 A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career
Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission’s ‘HR excellence in research’ badge, acknowledging
alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

Further information

Concordat website

For all queries regarding the Concordat at Leicester, please contact resdev@le.ac.uk.