University of Bath

A professional development framework for doctoral students

The Researcher Development Framework is the industry standard professional development framework for researchers

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The Researcher Development Framework

Researcher development at the University of Bath is aligned to a professional development framework called the Researcher Development Framework (RDF). This industry standard framework has been developed by Vitae in partnership with researchers, funders and employers.

The RDF organises professional development into four domains: