Supporting the community adoption of R4R-like narrative CVs

UKRI is committed to supporting culture change across the research and innovation (R&I) sector.

However, culture change will not happen if just UKRI changes, we need others to join us on this journey. One part of UKRI’s role in this is supporting R&I community adoption of the Royal Society’s Résumé for Researchers (R4R)-like CVs. This is by working with partners across the research and innovation sector, nationally and internationally.

Our aim is to share information about the ways we are all approaching this and to develop common approaches to resources. This includes a common evaluation framework that will help build the evidence base in this space.

This approach is in keeping with the strategies of organisations including:

Supporting those considering adopting R4R-like CVs

To support the adoption of the R4R-like CV model, UKRI has created communities of practice and dissemination events.

Joint Funders Group (JFG)

The JFG group explores shared approaches towards a R4R-like CV in funding decisions and develops a range of resources that accompany its use.

Alternative Uses Group (AUG)

The AUG group has been co-developed in partnership with Universities UK (UUK) to complement the efforts of the JFG and explore the alternative applications of R4R-like CV in the assessment of people. For example, hiring and promotion.

Resume for Research and Innovation (R4RI) international event

The ‘Narrative CV approach: the what, why and how organisations can engage with it’ workshop will share the learning from different organisations on the use of R4R-like CVs. It will also engage with participants to understand what further support different stakeholders may need.

The R4RI international event will take place on 21 March 2022 at 10:30 (online).

This work will contribute to culture change through:

  • enabling a more efficient, cohesive, and comprehensive approach
  • shifting and assessing what’s visible and valued in research and innovation.

Last updated: 24 March 2022

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