‼️Great news‼️ ICoRSA is officially a member of the #RESAVER Consortium with the possibility to contribute to the mobility of #researchers! RESAVER is a multi-employer occupational pension solution for research organisations in Europe and their employees.
Yesterday marked our 3rd and final AGM day! We would like to thank Dr. Silvia Vilches for her time, hard work and wisdom as ICoRSA Board Director and her dedication to the ICoRSA mission and vision! We will truly miss her and wish nothing but the best for her future career!
ICoRSA (International Consortium of Research Staff Associations) will support the development of national associations by facilitating communication across borders and sharing of best practices. We envisage that the consortium will play an important role in the global research enterprise by enhancing the productivity and experiences of research staff, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers, who together are the life-blood of the global research enterprise.
MISSION: Providing a global voice for research staff and postdoctoral scholars
Researchers are a highly mobile part of the global research enterprise. Policy concerning research careers is determined internationally through a variety of global organisations. At present, there is no consistent voice representing research staff and postdoctoral scholars in international policy. The International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA) will provide this collective voice, advocate on behalf of research staff and postdoctoral scholars, and inform international research policy. The UK Research Staff Association supported by Vitae, the US National Postdoctoral Association, and the Irish Research Staff Association are currently the driving force behind ICoRSA, with increasing involvement from other national and international associations that together constitute the founding membership. The mission of ICoRSA is to expand its network among existing researcher associations, but more importantly to sow the seeds of formation of new associations in countries where RSA do not yet exist. In the emerging economies in particular, ICoRSA aims to play an ambassadorial role in developing new RSA and promoting research in general.
The Mission of ICoRSA is to provide a “Voice” for researchers internationally on policy. – Researcher careers • Short term contracts • Precarious careers – Mobility • International • Intersectoral – Gender Equality and Diversity