RDF Domain C: Research governance and organisation

Domain C of Researcher Development Framework - Research governance and organisation. The knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research. Subdomains: Professional conduct (C1), Research management (C2), and Finance, funding and resources (C3).The third domain of the RDF consists of professional conduct (C1), research management (C2) and finance, funding and resources (C3).

Together, these sub-domains help you develop the knowledge of standards, requirements, and professionalism essential to your postgraduate research and beyond.

During your postgraduate research, Vitae have highlighted particular skills within the sub-domains that may be relevant including: ethics, principles and sustainability and health and safety (C1); project planning and delivery (C2).

To learn more about the RDF domains, visit the Vitae website.

GRADskills offers a suite of workshops that are tailored specifically to postgraduate students and are organised according to each domain of the RDF.

In addition to these workshops, as a postgraduate you are entitled to participate in the Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC) which is a programme of workshops designed to build students’ employability skills. Particular skills within the RDF will be addressed in the PSC workshops.

Professional conduct (C1)

Within Professional Conduct (C1), the RDF highlights seven key skills:

  1. Health and safety
  2. Ethics, principles and sustainability
  3. Legal requirements
  4. IPR and copyright
  5. Respect and confidentiality
  6. Attribution and co-authorship
  7. Appropriate practice

If you are looking to develop in this area, you may consider some of the following workshops:

Communication and publication

  • Pitch Perfect: public speaking, networking and engaging
  • Speak up for success: Voice coaching for everyone

Professional conduct:

  • Diversity in the workplace – Higher Education (online)
  • Student Mental Health Toolkit for Teaching and Research Staff

Research data:

  • Research data: How to store and effectively manage them
  • Research data underpinning theses: requirements and submission process
  • Research data: why, when and how to publish them
  • Research data management plans: starting from scratch

Thesis submission:

  • E-thesis submission: what you need to know

A full list of workshops can be found in the GRADskills programme in PDMS.

Research management (C2)

Within Research Management (C2), the RDF highlights three key skills:

  1. Research strategy
  2. Project planning and delivery
  3. Risk management

If you are looking to develop in this area, you may consider some of the following workshops:

Managing, planning and supervision

  • Managing your research and working effectively with your supervisors

Research data:

  • Research data: How to store and effectively manage them
  • Research data underpinning theses: requirements and submission process
  • Research data: why, when and how to publish them
  • Research data management plans: starting from scratch

A full list of workshops can be found in the GRADskills programme in PDMS.

Finance, funding and resources (C3)

Within Finance, Funding and Resources (C3), the RDF highlights three key skills:

  1. Income and funding generation
  2. Financial management
  3. Infrastructure and resources

If you are looking to develop in this area, you may consider some of the following workshops:

Postdoctoral research:

  • Finding funding during your PhD
  • Fundraising for your postdoc
  • Attracting your own research funding: writing and applying for fellowships

A full list of workshops can be found in the GRADskills programme in PDMS.

To learn more about the other domains:

  • Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
  • Domain B: Personal effectiveness
  • Domain C: Research knowledge and organisation
  • Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact

Return to GRADskills’ RDF homepage.

 

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