Help to develop BU policies and initiatives relating to research at BU: complete the CEDARS survey now

The BU Vitae CEDARS survey 2023 (Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research survey) is now live! 

 CEDARS is a national survey that explores the views and experiences of researchers and those supporting researchers across the UK. It is based on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, which aims to create the best culture for researchers to thrive. This survey replaces the previous CROS and PIRLS surveys.

This is an important survey as it benchmarks BU against the rest of the sector. It will, therefore, help us to identify where we are excelling and where there is room for improvement.

Participating in this study will also influence policy. Your input will help us to understand where to focus our efforts and resources – it will give us the data to make the argument for you. The results of the previous PIRLS and CROS surveys (that CEDARS has replaced) were used to develop new policies and initiatives, as well as training and development opportunities.

The survey will run from 20 March to 21 April. Your responses will be anonymous; you will not be identified or identifiable in any published results. It will take about 15 – 20 minutes to complete the survey. BU Vitae CEDARS survey 2023

Please complete the CEDARS survey if you are research-active (whether on a full-time, part-time or part-time hourly paid contract). This includes researchers at all stages in your career, those who manage researchers, or are Principal Investigators, or contribute to research by providing professional services for researchers, (i.e. researcher developers, research officers or technical staff).

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please email Rachel Arnold:

Thank you, the Research Development and Support Team

Please find more information here on the ‘Concordat to Support the Careers of Researchers’ and what BU is doing to support researchers.