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The Researcher Development Framework

The Researcher Development Framework (Vitae © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre Limited) is a professional development framework for planning, promoting and supporting the personal, professional and career development of researchers in higher education. Further information about the RDF can be accessed at

Follow the links below to browse workshops by sub-category of the RDF.

Domain A - Knowledge and intellectual abilities

This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

Domain B - Personal effectiveness

This domain contains the personal qualities, and self-management skills required to take ownership for, and control of, professional development

Domain C - Research governance and organisation

This domain contains the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.

Domain D - Engagement, influence and impact

This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to influence, engage with and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context