Each RDF descriptor listed below has a link to the Vitae website where you can find further information including suggestions for how you can improve in each area.

B1 Personal qualities

  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Perseverance
  3. Integrity
  4. Self-confidence
  5. Self-reflection
  6. Responsibility

B2 Self-management – Vitae Balanced researcher booklet

  1. Preparation and prioritisation
  2. Commitment to research
  3. Time management
  4. Responsiveness to change
  5. Work-life balance

B3 Professional and career development

  1. Career management
  2. Continuing professional development
  3. Responsiveness to opportunities
  4. Networking
  5. Reputation and esteem

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) was developed by Vitae, which is managed by CRAC: The Career Development Organisation.
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