(3 Aug 2021) A new narrative-based CV that reflects skills and experiences better than a grant and publication record is being piloted across six funding schemes overseen by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK’s central research funder.
Résumé for Researchers looks set to be adopted widely, after seven UK science funders, including UKRI, committed on 23 July to discussing together how a shared approach towards using it could work.
Using open questions, the CV template invites researchers to explain how they have contributed to knowledge creation, to the development of individuals, to the wider research community, and to broader society.
The résumé, originally developed by the Royal Society (the UK’s national academy of sciences) in collaboration with the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), aims “to broaden the range of things that researchers and innovators get recognition for”, says Frances Downey, head of research and innovation culture at UKRI, who worked on its development.
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