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Birkbeck research strategy

The College has developed a Research Strategy 2014-19 to articulate the way we wish to set about achieving our aims. This Strategy is the result of a process of substantial consultation involving representatives of the Schools, the administrative Departments related to research, and Birkbeck’s academic management.

The Strategy was approved by the Academic Board on 13 November 2014.

Concordat to support the career development of researchers

Birkbeck is committed to the implementation of the principles laid down in the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. This is an initiative developed by major research funders, including the Research Councils, which has been signed up to by Universities UK (on behalf of all universities). The Concordat offers a set of principles for the support and management of research careers and, under each principle, an explanation of how it may best be embedded into institutional practice.

Birkbeck adheres to the Concordat as a way to maintain the excellence of the College’s research environment and to support the development of researchers. Most of what we do is already in line with the recommendations of the Concordat, but we shall be formalising this through integrating the recommendations into the new College Research Strategy and developing an Action Plan to encourage improvements in our working practices.