Additional Resources

  • Vitae - Supporting Researchers career development. Through the website you can access the Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and many other useful resources. Use the RDF to help plan your personal and career development (e.g studnet PDPLP, staff SPRE, developmental workshops and conferences)  You will need to register with your email address.
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) - The strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils. The RCUK website contains information, news and resources to inform and support you in your research. 
  • Research Professional - Latest research news and funding opportunities. There is a quick start guide to help you use the site and you can set up email alerts. Log-in with your Keele email address.
  • ResearchGate - Extend your network and research visibilityA social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.
  • ORCID - A tool to enable recognition of all your research contributions easily. Create and view youe unique ORCID ID, a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.  You can connect your ID with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and share your information with other systems, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.


  • Keele People - Use Keele People to book workshops and record you personal training events.
  • Vitae - an international programme dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through professional and career development, including the Researcher Development Framework (RDF), which you can use for skill and career development.
  • Symplectic Research Publications Database - This database is the University system for managing publications (and Open Access) add your accepted publications to Keele's Research Repository where it can be included in the Ref. The database automatically links to your staff profile (keeping information up to date) and the University Institutional Repository, allowing your stored research to be viewed by anyone with internet access. 


  • Career Development Guide by Professor Alan M Johnson CHARTING A COURSE FOR A SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH CAREER A Guide for Early Career Researchers 2nd Edition