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Contract Researcher (CoRe) Skills for Research Staff

This stream of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities has been specifically designed to support research staff and early career academics to improve their research capability and widen their employability. Workshops are also available on the Academic Staff Development Programme (ASDP).

CoRe Skills includes a suite of resources, materials and development opportunities for Research Staff informed by the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) (PDF, 352 KB).

All this is available free of charge to all research staff and early career academics at the University.



Other departments that support researcher development:

Careers Centre

Technology Transfer Centre

Research Business Development and Contracts (RBDC)

Research Support

Research and Innovation Services

Other useful webpages:

  • GRADskills programme - some courses are relevant for Research Staff
  • Introductory workshops for Research Staff who teach
  • Advanced workshops for Research Staff who teach (part of the Academic Staff Development Programme)


Diane Munday
Staff Developer (Research Staff)

T: (01334) 46 2241

Marie Paterson
Staff Developer (Research Staff)

T: (01334) 46 2561

The University of St Andrews is an institutional member of Vitae (the UK body which champions professional and career development for researchers in HE). This demonstrates our commitment to researcher development and provides us with access to a wide range of resources, events and support for our researcher development activities.

Learn more about the support available from Vitae.

Additional links

CoRe Skills Leaflet (PDF, 750 KB)

- Athena SWAN
- HR Excellence in Research
- Research Staff Forum