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Longitudinal CROS and PIRLS Review

In 2020 the University's HR Excellence Working Group commissioned a Longitudinal Review of CROS & PIRLS with a view to comparing the experiences of researchers and those who support them, over an extended period. The report is linked to the HR Excellence in Research Award which evidences the University's alignment with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and will be published within the Award renewal period, 2020-2022. A short case study (excerpt from the review) is provided alongside the HR Excellence action plans.

The CROS gathers data regarding working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff in UK Higher Education. 

CROS and PIRLS longitudinal analysis case study (PDF, 61 KB)

Appendix A - PIRLS Analysis (PDF, 582 KB)

Appendix B - CROS Analysis (PDF, 585 KB)

Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS)

University of St Andrews CROS 2019

- Number of respondents: 90
- Expected number of respondents: 338
- Response rate: 27%
- Launch date: 1 Mar 2019
- Close date: 31 May 2019

The reports based on the responses are as follows:
• CROS 2019-2017 comparison (PDF, 554 KB)

University of St Andrews CROS 2017

- Number of respondents: 78;
- Expected number of respondents: 339 (Academic Research);
- Response rate: 23%
- Launch date: 11 May 2017
- Close date: 29 May 2017

The reports based on the responses are as follows:
CROS 2017 Narrative Summary (PDF, 514 KB)
CROS 2017 Statistical Overview - comparing the 2017 results to 2015 and national (PDF, 433 KB)

University of St Andrews CROS 2015 survey results

- Number of respondents: 96;
- Expected number of respondents: 396 (Academic Research);
- Response rate: 28%;
- Launch date: 11 May 2015;
- Close date: 29 May 2015.

The reports based on the responses are as follows:
CROS 2015 Results (PDF, 18,803 KB)
CROS 2015 Narrative Summary (PDF, 204 KB)

University of St Andrews CROS 2013 survey results

- Number of respondents: 58;
- Expected number of respondents: 370;
- Response rate: 15.7%;
- Launch date: 06 May 2013;
- Close date: 26 May 2013.

The reports based on the responses are as follows:
CROS survey results for 2013 (PDF, 12,765 KB)
CROS narrative summary for 2013 (PDF, 272 KB)

Principal Investigators & Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS)

The PIRLS aims to capture activities and attitudes in relation to research leadership, the management of research staff and the supervision of PGRs.

University of St Andrews PIRLS 2019

- Number of respondents: 206
- Expected number of respondents: 650
- Response rate: 36%
- Launch date: 1 Mar 2019
- Close date: 31 May 2019

The reports based on the responses are as follows:
• PIRLS 2017-2019 comparison (PDF, 511 KB)

University of St Andrews PIRLS 2017 survey results

- Number of respondents: 152
- Expected number of respondents: 661
- Response rate: 23%
- Launch date: 11 May 2017
- Close date: 29 May 2017

PIRLS Survey results for 2017 (PDF, 228 KB)

Note: the statistical overview and narrative summary, comparing PIRLS 2015 and PIRLS 2017, is currently in process.

University of St Andrews PIRLS 2015 survey results

- Number of respondents: 137 
- Expected number of respondents: 623 
- Response rate: 22%
- Launch date: 11 May 2015
- Close date: 29 May 2015

PIRLS Survey Results for 2015 (PDF, 222 KB)

University of St Andrews PIRLS 2013 survey results

- Number of respondents:109;
- Expected number of respondents: 590;
- Response rate: 18.5%;
- Launch date: 06 May 2013;
- Close date: 26 May 2013.

The reports based on the responses are as follows:
- PIRLS Survey results for 2013 (PDF, 11,327 KB)
- PIRLS narrative summary for 2013 (PDF, 251 KB)

Contact

Jos Finer
Director
OSDS
T: 01334 46 2599
E: jaf21@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

HR Excellence 8 yr Review Report (PDF, 516 KB)

2018-20 Completed Objectives (PDF, 1,305 KB)

2020-22 New and Ongoing Objectives (PDF, 1,449 KB)

 

Additional links

- Organisational Staff and Development Services (OSDS)
- Research and Innovation Services
- Human Resources
- Vitae