Time is running out….
These important surveys close this week, on Friday, 31st May.
If you have already received your invite and not yet responded, please do so now. This week’s reminder, with all the details needed to access the survey, was sent to all individuals invited to reply on 28th May. The reply rate for both surveys is under 30% (at 28/5/19) – it is time to make your opinions count!
Although, you may wish to be helpful, please do not share this access email with others – this is so we can ensure that the reply rate is accurate.
If you have not received your invitation to complete these surveys and you fall in one or both of the categories below (based on the census date of 22/4/19), please contact Emily Cieciura (Research Development & Support) via firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your personal invitation.
Thank you to everyone who has already replied.
Every two years Vitae runs the Careers in Research Online Survey and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey. Once again, BU will be participating in these important national surveys.
The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) gathers the anonymous views of research staff in UK higher education institutions about their experiences, career aspirations and career development opportunities. At BU, those categorised by HR data as research staff will receive an invitation to complete this survey.
The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) gathers anonymous views and experiences from principal investigators in relation to their role as managers and leaders of researchers and research groups. Based on data from RED (BU’s Research & Enterprise Database), and HR records, relevant BU academics will be invited to participate.
Both surveys are beneficial to BU:
- Together they inform our policy and practice in researchers’ employment, management and career development
- Provide knowledge of the views and experiences of research leaders across topics, including leadership, management and recognition
- The surveys allow us to measure our progress over time and confidential comparisons with groups of institutions or national results
- Provides evidence to support our institutional submissions, such as for the European HR Excellence in Research Award (we have recently retained this award following the recent six year review), implementation of the Concordat and Athena SWAN
- They provide insight into the research environment element of the Research Excellence Framework
If you have any queries about either survey, please contact Emily Cieciura (Research Development & Support) via email@example.com