Research Staff Development


Who are Vitae?

Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact.

Vitae has four aims:

  • Influence the development and implementation of effective policy relating to researcher development 
  • Enhance higher education provision to train and develop researchers
  • Empower researchers to make an impact on their careers 
  • Evidence the impact of professional and career development support for researchers

Vitae membership

Loughborough University holds organisational membership of Vitae, which means you can access additional resources from the Vitae website free of charge; to do so you will need to register for an account using your Loughborough email address.  Please note that this membership does not include a subscription to the RDF Planner.

Vitae resources

Vitae have created and curated a wealth of resources about researchers and researchers' careers, which you can access from their website.  Many of the resources are linked to from other pages within this site, but  if you would like to make your own search, you might want to start here.