Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research (CEDARS)

QMU is committed to the national survey seeking views about experiences of being researchers in UK Higher Education.

The biennial Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey – (CEDARS) gathers anonymous data about working conditions, research culture, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders in higher education institutions across the UK.

CEDARS replaces the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). The new questions provide opportunities for researchers to share their experiences of research culture and the associated responsibilities of those who manage researchers. The single experience question set is more streamlined and shorter than past surveys. CEDARS aligns to the Principles of the revised Researcher Development Concordat and provides institutions with critical information on their progress in implementing the Principles.

QMU was 1 of only 22 UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to participate in CEDARS 2020, with a response rate of 31%. 

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