The PLANT FELLOWS Competencies Framework
The competencies below are cited from the in the following Research Development Framework. Vitae, 2010
The PLANT FELLOWS Career Development Programme aims at the development of the following competencies on an advanced level (Phase 2):
B3 Professional and career development, including areas of career management and continuing professional development – by participating in the PLANT FELLOWS Career Development Programme you will develop:
- - Forms credible career plans
- - Seeks advice, guidance or coaching from appropriate professionals
- - Becomes familiar with requirements for academic and non academic career and
- develops skills accordingly
- - Becomes familiar with employers’ requirements and develops skills accordingly
- - Actively seeks opportunities to enhance skills and take responsibility, formally or
- informally, within a research environment.
- - Maintains a portfolio of achievement and experience.
C1 Professional Conduct, including areas of Ethics, principles and sustainability, Legal requirements, IPR and copyright, Attribution and co-authorship, Appropriate practice – by participating in the PLANT FELLOWS Career Development Programme you will develop:
- - Ethics: Be able to make own ethical judgments about work and advises less experienced researchers and students; Challenge potential or actual unethical behavior of others; Be able to Act and work in a responsible way to create a sustainable environment.
- - Legal requirement: Understands the legal obligations of the profession and can advise peers and less experienced researchers, especially on ownership of data and the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
- - IPR and copyright: Understanding of copyright, IPR, licensing to advise peers and less experienced researchers; Understand the value of open access of research outputs to researchers and the wider society; Manage the deposit of research outputs, open and wider access, and the Creative Commons license.
- - Respect and confidentiality: Be able to advise peers and less experienced researchers on respect, confidentiality and anonymity; encourage others to respect colleagues; Challenge those who do not respect others.
- - Attribution and authorship: Advise peers and less experienced researchers on bibliometrics and citation practice
- - Appropriate practice: Be able to sufficiently understand the rules of academic malpractice to advise peers and less experienced researchers; Challenge malpractice
C3 Finance, Funding and Resources, including Income and funding generation – by participating in the PLANT FELLOWS Career Development Programme you will develop:
- - Broad awareness and knowledge of key relevant funding sources and
- grant application procedures,
- - Recognise the significance of income and funding generation for own institution,
- - Apply for grants/fellowships successfully.
D1 Working with others, including team working and working with others: – by participating in the PLANT FELLOWS Training Programme you will develop:
- - Understands leadership in team environments; recognises the strengths of
- team members and works effectively to achieve mutual goals
- - Coaches less experienced researchers and students
- - Gives credit to people for their contribution
- - Builds support and coalitions to attain goals
- - Develops own management style
- - Supervises/manages and develops less experienced researchers and
- students with sensitivity
- - States clear expectations, clarifies goals and negotiates realistic deadlines so that
- people know what is expected of them, and
- - Motivates and encourages others
D2 Communication and Dissemination, including Publication – by participating in the PLANT FELLOWS Training Programme you will develop:
- - Understands how research is evaluated and published in print, electronic or other format
- - Produce publishable material of high standard
- - Co-author/collaborate with others
- - Disseminate in a range of research, professional and public outlets.
D3 Engagement, influence and impact, including enterprise – by participating in the PLANT FELLOWS Training Programme you will develop:
- - Demonstrate high motivation and commitment to take forward enterprising ideas
- - Appreciates the significance of the research-enterprise relationship
- - Understand different environments, appreciate and, where appropriate,
- contributes to knowledge exchange within society
- - Become more aware of commercialisation, entrepreneurship.