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1 Context Overview Partners PIPERS project Policy into Practice: EURAXESS Researcher Skills for Career DevelopmentContextOverviewPartnersThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programmefor research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No
2 Context21st Century Researchers need 21st century skills – not just research specific skills but those that help them navigate and contribute to a global knowledge economyVitae ‘What do researchers do?’ report:Only 54% of PhD students were working in academia or as researchers, three years after they received their doctorateBUT the majority of those no longer in ‘research’ felt that their PhD had been valuable to them in their current career – and many were using research skills and knowledge in their current jobLots of mobility between sectors and occupationsHow do we ensure that whatever pathway researchers take, they are making the most of their careers?.
3 AimThe PIPERS project is led by the British Council along with 5 partners and 15 associated Third Parties from both the EURAXESS Service Network and other academic and non-academic stakeholders from across Europe and Israel.Its aim is to support researcher career development and training in areas such as:managing a research career and researcher self-assessmentleadership skillsinterdisciplinary workingentrepreneurial skillsspin-off companies/market exploitation of research resultsworking with industryIPR issuesinformation literacypublic engagement
4 Overview and objectives Identify and cascade existing good practice and training resourcesDevelop new tools to support proactive management of researcher career pathsProvide an efficient and sustainable way of disseminating these across the NetworkThe objectives of the project will be pursued over a 24 month periodNot long!
5 Core activitiespolicy dialogue with employer stakeholders and groups representing researchers’ interestsdissemination of good policy practice and training resources in researcher career development through the development of an e-platform
6 Core activitiesdelivery of 9 “train the trainer” workshops for researcher career development staff4 demonstration workshops with researchers;the development and testing of a self-assessment tool for researchers to enable them to be proactive in their professional and career development
7 Key targetsResearchers can identify their skills and capabilities, set personal targets, and plan their professional development.Researcher mobility between academia and industry is made easier, lowering the dropout rate from within the research professiondemonstrate evidence of achievements based on knowledge and behaviours which will help them to navigate often complex research careers, both within academia and industry as well as skills such as information literacy, leadership, interdisciplinary working and public engagement which will help them to maximise the impact of their research.Self-assessment tool and e-platform with learning resourcesNumbers of researchers who use the self -assessment app and e-platformNumbers of researchers who indicate that they will use this in the future or recommend to colleagues (target: 80% of those surveyed in final user survey)Workshops for researchers and trainersResearchers indicate that their skills have improved as a result of the trainingMultipliers indicate that they are confident in delivering training and will likely deliver the training in the future
8 Key targetsThe support offered by the EURAXESS Services network has an increased focus on career development of researchers, and is offered to mobile and non-mobile researchers.EURAXESS Service centre staff indicate that they will deliver researcher training on an ongoing basisEURAXESS services staff indicate that they will use the best practice examples to inform ongoing practice.The e-platform will be integrated into the EURAXESS Handbook to ensure long term
9 Impact and Outcomes-1 Desired Impact Activity Outcome Researchers can identify their skills and capabilities, set personal targets, and plan their professional development.Self-assessment tool and e-platform with learning resourcesResearchers can self-assess their skills and capabilities, and use this to plan a career pathway and articulate relevant knowledge and attributes during recruitment. Researchers have access to online tools and resources to support their ongoing professional development and research career pathways.Workshops for researchers and trainers1. Researchers as primary beneficiaries have improved skills in key areas2. Multipliers are trained in delivering skills plus career development advice, and given access to quality assured, free to use, materials and resources.Policy discussions and formulation of guidelinesExamples of best practice are shared across MS and institutions have access to guidelines to support professional development of researchers
10 Impact and Outcomes - 2 Desired Impact Activity Outcome Researcher mobility between academia and industry is made easier, lowering the dropout rate from within the research professionInvolvement of industry in workshop development and collection of resourcesResearchers will be equipped with skill sets which enable them to move more easily from academia to industry.Researchers will also be able to access industry relevant online resources through the e-platform.Involvement of industry in policy discussionsStakeholders from academia are more aware of the skills that researchers need to make the transition to industryPolicy guidelinesResearch institutions are informed by policy guidelines and good practice examples which support academia-industry mobility.
11 Impact and Outcomes - 3 Desired Impact Activity Outcome The support offered by the EURAXESS Services network has an increased focus on career development of researchers, and is offered to mobile and non-mobile researchers.Train the trainer workshopsEURAXESS members are able to deliver skills training and career development advice to researchers (mobile and non-mobile).Policy guidelines and e-platformEURAXESS members can learn from best practice examples of researcher support, and use these to deliver and advocate for improved researcher support within their institutions.
12 WPs WP No Work package title WP 1 Project management & coordination WP 2 (FECYT lead)Policy dialogue with employer stakeholders and groups representing researchers’ interests and identification of good practice through policy case studies.WP 3 (CERTH lead)The identification, refinement and exchange of good practice and training resources and the development of workshop training programmes.WP 4 (BC/CERTH)Train the trainer workshops for researcher career development staff from the EURAXESS Network who will act as multipliers to disseminate the identified good practice more widely & demonstration workshops with researchers to test and provide feedback on training resources.WP 5 (MEF lead)Development and testing of a self-assessment tool for researchers and development of an e-platform to ensure that the good practice, resources and self-assessment tool are easily available to as wide a range of researcher career development staff and researchers as possible.
13 Partners British Council (BC), United Kingdom Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology), FECYT, SpainUniversity of Durham (UDUR), United KingdomCentre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), GreeceMechanical Engineering Faculty, Univerziteta U Nisu (MEF), SerbiaSofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski, (SU-NIS), Bulgaria
14 Associated Partners Country Partner Austria University of Vienna BelgiumUniversity of LiegeCroatiaUniversity of ZagrebDenmarkAarhus UniversityEstoniaEstonian Research CouncilFranceAssociation Bernard GregoryIrelandIrish Universities AssociationIsraelBar Ilan UniversityItalyFondazione Crui, ADAPT (TBC)RomaniaBanat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary MedicineSpainFundacion BarrieUKEpigeum, Proctor and GambleNetherlandsNUFFIC
15 Key Milestones and Deliverables - timeline By Delivery dateM December 2014 Kick off (D)M3 Consultations with stakeholders / employers (M)M4 Focus group of researchers (D)M6 Literature review (D)M6 Regional mapping of training needs (D)M6 on-line self-assessment tool (M)M7 set of good practice policy case studies (M)M7 consultations with stakeholders / employers (D)
16 Key Milestones and Deliverables – timeline M10 publish recommendation / guidelines (M)M11 set of quality assured training resources and tools (M)M12 set of quality assured training resources and tools (D)M13 set of good practice policy case studies (D)M13 impact study of the selected policy developments (D)M13 programme and training models for workshops (D)M13 e-platform for career development staff & researchers (M)
17 Key Milestones and Deliverables - timeline M15 9 train the trainer workshops in 10 countries (M)M15 4 demo researcher workshops in 10 countries (M)M17 Set of quality – assured training resources & toolsM17 programme and training models for workshopsM20 policy workshop at ESOF (D)M20 Content for policy depository with case studies (D)M23 9 train the trainer workshops in 9 countries (D)M23 4 demo researcher workshops (D)M23 E-platform for career development staff & researchers (D)M23 On-line self-assessment tool (D)M24 October Final meeting