Research career development is getting more and more important
Research career development (RCD), understood as a structured approach to the continuous development of researchers knowledge, expertise and attributes is getting high in the agenda of the European Commission, Members States, research performing organizations and researchers.
There is a common agreement that better trained and informed about their career options researchers will do better science and will be more inter-sectoral and inter-discipline mobile. In fact, the Charter and Code for European Researchers includes a “Career development principle” asking employers and funders to “draw up, preferably within the framework of their human resources management, a specific career development strategy for researchers at all stages of their career, regardless of their contractual situation, including for researchers on fixed-term contracts”
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