Researcher survey now open

The Careers in Research Online Survey 2015 (CROS) is now open to all members of research staff.


The survey aims to gather views about their experiences, career aspirations and career development opportunities.

Research staff at Leeds have received a personal invitation to participate from Professor David Hogg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, and Linda Mortimer-Pine, Acting Director of Human Resources.

Survey organiser, Patricia Gray of the Staff and Departmental Development Unit, says: “It is very important to the University as an employer that our researchers take part in CROS 2015 as it informs us how well we support them as current members of staff.

“CROS has been run at the University since 2003. This year’s results will be used to help progress our Concordat to Support the Development of Researchers strategy and four-year action plan 2015-18. As CROS is a national survey, the results will also be used by research funding bodies to help further understand researcher careers. In previous years, this has led to additional funding being given to institutions for research staff development, as well as significantly raising the profile of research staff in their institutions and nationally. I warmly encourage all our researchers to contribute their views.”

The survey closes on 31 May 2015.

Participant answers will be completely anonymised and confidential, so it will not be possible to 'work back' from survey summaries to ascertain the views of individuals.

Relevant findings will be disseminated to schools and faculties during the summer.

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