Research staff now have the opportunity to tell us about their career experiences and development (the good and the bad) via one of two national surveys. 

The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) is for those researchers who are primarily employed to conduct research.

The Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS) is for those who are principally responsible for setting the intellectual direction of research and personally responsible for the management of research staff and/or the supervision of postgraduate researchers.

These are national surveys undertaken by a large number of Higher Education institutions across the UK. Responses will give an understanding of what is working and not working for researchers at LJMU and enable the local research environment to be improved. The collective UK findings will also be used by funding bodies and institutions to inform actions across the sector.

Both surveys are now live and will be open until Monday 7th May. Links to the surveys have been sent via email.

  • If you receive a link to the CROS survey please complete it asap
  • If you receive a link to the PIRLS survey please read the eligibility statement and complete it ONLY if it applies to you. THERE IS NO NEED TO COMPLETE BOTH SURVEYS.

Please note: The surveys are managed through Bristol Online Survey and responses are anonymous. Each survey should take around 15 minutes (max) to complete.

We need to know the reality of being a researcher here at LJMU so please…tell us!

For more information, contact Mel Jones, Research Excellence Team:

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