Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) 2015

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The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) ran from Thursday 12th March 2015 until Friday 10th April 2015.

The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) gathers anonymous views and experiences from principal investigators in relation to their role as managers and leaders of researchers and research groups in UK Higher Education institutions. The survey aims to capture their activities and attitudes in relation to research leadership and the management of research staff and supervision of postgraduate researchers. It aims to capture respondents' views on the capabilities that make them research leaders and how these capabilities may be developed in research staff as they seek to become the research leaders of the future.

In the UK, PIRLS runs concurrently with the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and collectively these data sets indicate progress on implementation of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and the European HR Excellence in Research Award.

The results are used by the University to measure progress and provide evidence to support institutional submissions, such as for the European HR Excellence in Research Award and Athena Swan. It is also used to inform decision making, monitor developments and initiatives relating to the experiences of research leaders across topics, including leadership, management and recognition and development.

Thank you to those who took the survey.  The results are currently being analysed and will be available soon.

 

Results

PIRLS 2015 Report  

PIRLS 2015 UK Aggregate Results

Further Information

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