Researcher Development Framework - RDF

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Researcher Development Framework - a professional development framework for
planning, promoting and supporting the personal, professional and career development of researchers in higher education. 

The Framework is designed for:

  • researchers to evaluate and plan their professional development
  • managers and supervisors of researchers in their role supporting the development of researchers
  • trainers, developers, human resources specialists and careers advisors in the planning and provision of support for researchers’ development.

It will also be of interest to employers to understand the portfolio of skills unique to researchers and their potential as highly-valued employees, individuals interested in becoming researchers, and researchers looking to move into higher education from other sectors. Policymakers, funders of researchers and other stakeholders will find the associated Researcher Development Statement (RDS) a useful strategic overview of the RDF.

It has a reference to sustainability and ethics on page 2 and page 12.