Research Councils UK helps to develop Concordats which set out clear expectations for research organisations, researcher managers and supporters and researchers themselves.
Information on currently endorsed Concordats can be found below:
The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.
More information and a copy of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is available here
The Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research outlines the expectations and responsibilities of research funders with respect to public engagement, to help embed public engagement in universities and research institutes. This will enhance the future of research and benefit the UK society and economy.
The Concordat consists of a set of key principles for the future support of public engagement, and under each principle, an explanation of how it may be embedded into institutional practice.
A copy of the Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research is available here.