CEDARS is a national survey designed to gather anonymous data about working conditions, employment policies and practices, research culture, and career and professional development support for research staff, academic staff, and research leaders in higher education institutions (HEIs).
Queen Mary University of London runs the Culture, Employment, and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) biennially (in odd years), and is one of the one of the principal research culture survey instruments used across the UK HE sector.
The survey was compiled through a collaborative effort between Vitae (and the CEDARS Steering Group), researchers and researcher developers from across the UK.
CEDARS closed on 21 May 2023 with over 500 responses. A big thank-you to our research community for feeding back to us about your experience. The survey responses are currently being analysed and you will hear updates soon.
The question set was piloted in 2021 and updated for this run. All questions are mapped to the 2019 version of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
Research Staff and Academic Staff get routed through a slightly different set of questions, to keep them relevant to each group. The common questions mainly focus on research environment and culture.
Input from CEDARS provides long lasting benefit to staff and institutions by: