What is the Concordat?
The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders in managing the career development of the researcher. Its aim is to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.
What is the LSE doing about it?
The LSE has been monitoring the development of the revised Concordat, which was finalised in June 2008. The School has been taking a proactive approach in ensuring that the School's policies and practices in relation to research staff are closely aligned with the key principles of the Concordat. Much of this work is being led by the Research Staff Committee, with consultations taking place with colleagues and other groups and Committees across the School. Consultations have identified that the support provisions provided across the School for research staff are closely aligned with the Concordat. However, there are some areas where improvements can be made. Further information about the School's actions to address these areas is available here.
Hard copies of the Concordat have been sent to all research staff. If you would like a hard copy please contact Meeta Bhatt (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alternatively you may wish to download a PDF version from here (2.3MB):