The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) are run biennially and gather anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders in higher education institutions.

These two surveys provide valuable data and benchmarking for measuring progress in implementation of the Concordat, achieving and maintaining the HR Excellence in Research Award and Athena Swan, and submission of the REF Research Environment submission by Units of Assessment.
The Concordat Strategy Group are undertaking an external review of the progress that has been made in implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers since 2008. Vitae are encouraging all institutions to run CROS and PIRLS this year as the surveys will provide valuable data to input into the review.

Leadership Development

Vitae has an online suite of resources for existing, new, and aspiring PIs to aid you in both developing your own leadership skills and in developing the skills of you researchers. Visit their "Supervising and managing researchers" pages for more information.

Please also see Vitae's webpages: Information for Managers of Research.