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Researchers not taking enough time for career development

                 

More than quarter spend less than day annually on development compared with ten recommended days

Less than a fifth of researchers spend the recommended time on professional development activities—despite high interest to do so—with many citing a lack of time, according to a new survey conducted by the higher education careers organisation Vitae.

Vitae’s head Janet Metcalfe told the Vitae Connections conference on 9 September that just 15 per cent of research staff spent 10 days or more on training and development activities each year as recommended in the researcher development concordat.

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