Research Staff Development

Concordat Implementation

The University has a strategy and plan for the implementation of the 2008 Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.  The plan itself, along with various review documents, can be found by clicking on the tab above labelled "HR Excellence in Research". 

The Concordat

‌We received international recognition for this in 2010, which was renewed following external review in 2014 and 2018, through the European Commission’s 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’ award, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

Our implementation plan and evaluation reports are publically available here:

‌‌ Concordat Action Plan 2018-2020 (Revised July 2019)

‌‌ 2018-20 Concordat Implementation Plan

‌‌ 2018 Evaluation Report

‌‌ 2016-18 Implementation Plan with Progress to December 2018

 2016 Evaluation Report

 2016-18 Concordat Implementation Plan

 2016-18 Implementation Plan with Progress to December 2016

 2014 Evaluation Report

‌‌ 2015-17 Implementation Plan

 2012 Implementation Plan with Progress

 2012 Evaluation Report

 2010 Implementation Plan

CROS is a national survey, the national report is available on the Vitae website, Loughborough University has a subscription to Vitae, but you will need to register.


 Loughborough University CROS Report 2013 (only available to Loughborough University staff)