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CROS & PIRLS surveys

** These surveys are now closed for 2013 **

These surveys are an opportunity to share your experience of being a researcher in UK higher education. Your responses will be anonymous and you will not be identified or identifiable.

CROS Survey 2013

(Careers in Research Online Survey)
The Web address for this survey is:
http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/warwick/cros2013 

PIRLS Survey 2013

(Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey)
The Web address for this survey is:
http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/warwick/pirls2013 

You should complete CROS if your primary responsibility is to conduct research and you are employed for this purpose, having no formal staff management/supervision responsibilities within your job description.
It should only take about 20 minutes to complete the survey, but the information you provide will bring long-lasting benefit to you and your peers.
The results will be used by institutions and research funding bodies to understand researcher careers and to inform actions within the institution, the sector, and among research funders. For example, since it was introduced in 2002, CROS has led to improvements in local staff review and appraisal systems, induction processes and communication with research staff. It has led to additional funding to institutions for research staff development as well as significantly raising the profile of research staff both within institutions and nationally. Your input and that of your colleagues is therefore very important and highly valued, and we appreciate the contribution you are making by telling us about your views and experiences.

  • Section 1 examines your experiences as a member of research staff.
  • Section 2 asks you to consider how you, as a researcher, feel valued and recognised.
  • Section 3 asks recently appointed staff about their experiences of recruitment and selection.
  • Section 4 asks about your professional development as a researcher.
  • Section 5 asks questions relating to equality and diversity.
  • Section 6 asks some demographic questions about you.

For further information please visit:

http://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice/143071/Careers-in-Research-Online-Survey-CROS.html


 You should complete PIRLS if you are principally responsible for setting the intellectual direction of the research, a research grant holder and are also personally responsible (in your role, even if not currently) for the management of research staff and/or the formal supervision of postgraduate researchers.
It should only take 10 - 15 minutes to complete the survey, but the information you provide will have long-lasting benefit to you and your peers.
The results will be used by institutions and research funding bodies to understand research leadership and to inform actions within the institution, the sector, and among research funders. Your input and that of your colleagues is therefore very important and highly valued, and we appreciate the contribution you are making by telling us about your views and experiences.

  • Section A examines your experiences as a principal investigator/research leader.
  • Section B asks you about the key activities for a principal investigator/research leader.
  • Section C asks about what makes a good research leader.
  • Section D asks about how your institution supports you as a principal investigator/research leader, and may be followed by some questions specific to your organisation.
  • Section E asks equality and diversity questions.
  • Section F asks some demographic questions about you.

For further information please visit:
http://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice/448681/Principal-Investigators-and-Research-Leaders-Survey-PIRLS.html