DSR TF comments to the draft European Framework for Researcher Careers
On 28 February 2011 the Doctoral Studies and Research Task forwarded its comments on the European Commission draft, “Towards a European Framework for Researcher Careers”. The DSR TF raised a number of concerns and, in particular, underlined that as it stands the framework would not be useful for job descriptions or appraisal systems. The DSR TF has encouraged the Commission to develop the concept into a sector-neutral framework instead of the limited concept now under consideration, which covers careers in research institutions only. As a sector-neutral framework, however, it could become a useful tool in supporting researchers, promoting personal, professional and career development, and promoting cross- sectoral mobility.