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The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and HR Excellence in Research

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world.

The Institute of Cancer Research is educating the next generation of cancer research scientists and we have an excellent reputation for developing Postdoctoral Research Fellows. We are committed to meeting the 'Best Practice' standards of The Concordat, first published in 2008 and revised in September 2019 to support the Career Development of Researchers, becoming signatories in August 2020.

As such, we hold the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission since 2010. This award demonstrates how we are committed to developing our researchers in accordance to the 2008 Concordat and involved an external review every two years. 

In becoming signatories of the updated Concordat we commit to regularly reviewing our progress against its principles to recognise and value researchers for their contributions in research and beyond, support them in their professional and career development and equip them to succeed in their chosen careers.

2020 HR Excellence in Research ten year review

HR Excellence in Research – 10 year report
HR Excellence in Research – Updated action plan  
HR Excellence in Research – new action plan

2018 HR Excellence in Research eight year review

HR Excellence in Research – eight year report
HR Excellence in Research – update on the last action plan
HR Excellence in Research 2018-2020 – New Action Plan
HR Excellence in Research 2018 Case Studies

2016 HR Excellence in Research six year review

2014/15 HR Excellence in Research four year review

HR Excellence In Research – four year report
HR Excellence In Research – update on the last action plan
HR Excellence In Research 2014 Case studies
2015 HR Excellence in Research report from the peer review panel

Previous submissions

2012 HR Excellence in Research action plan
2010 Researcher concordat action plan