1 January 2023 News

Start of the SECURE project

ICoRSA is one of the 18 European partners that form the consortium of the SECURE project – Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment. The project has started on 1 January 2023 with an implementation period of 24 months.

The Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment (SECURE) project will develop coordination and support measures to create, trial, implement, and mainstream a common Research Career Framework (RCF) that offers a suite of options to support organisations in the recruitment, employment, training, development, progression, and mobility of researchers with the aim of improving research careers and reducing career precarity. The RCF will recognise the research profession across sectors, provide a career development and progression structure for research careers, recognise both research and transferable skills and competences, facilitate intersectoral collaboration and mobility, and offer solutions to the precariousness of research careers in academia.

SECURE employs a three-tiered approach to ensure representation and consensus building of key stakeholder groups in the research and innovation ecosystem: (1) our large project consortium consists of researcher organisations, research-performing organisations (RPOs), research-funding organisations (RFOs), and industry organisations as well as experts in research careers, research skills and competences, researcher training and development, intersectoral mobility, Open Science, project management, and public relations (2) open consultations with the stakeholder community in the form of surveys and feedback sessions to co-design and validate key project outcomes (3) Advisory Board of key representatives to ensure independent expert oversight.