Framework

CaRST activities are mapped to the domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

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  • Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities

    Activities categorised in this domain relate to the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

    Includes:

    1. Knowledge base
    2. Cognitive abilities
    3. Creativity
  • Domain B: Personal effectiveness

    Activities categorised in this domain relate to the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and engage in professional development.

    Includes:

    1. Personal qualities
    2. Self-management
    3. Professional & career development
  • Domain C: Research governance and organisation

    Activities categorised in this domain relate to the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.

    Includes:

    1. Professional conduct
    2. Research management
    3. Finance, funding and resources
  • Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact

    Activities categorised in this domain relate to the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural, economic and broader context.

    Includes:

    1. Working with others
    2. Communication & dissemination
    3. Engagement and impact

Students complete a range of activities across the four domains. Accumulating hours in each domain will broaden your skillset, help you become a more balanced researcher and enhance your future employability.

You can download a copy of the RDF here or visit www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf.