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Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS)


The University of Southampton has participated in the ‘Careers in Research Online Survey’ or CROS, biennially since 2009.

CROS is a national survey and reflects the Principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. CROS is not just another survey, it has had and will continue to have a significant impact on the lives of research staff in the UK.

The survey provides the University with vital information on the research staff experience and the results are used to create action plans to address the issues and concerns raised. At a national level the views of research staff at the University of Southampton are compared with those in other institutions across the country, informing us what is working well and where improvements can be made.

Successive survey data since 2009 indicates we have made considerable progress in the areas of:

front page of CROS 2019 pdf
Click above to access the 2019 CROS presentation

The results of CROS 2019 survey will be used to inform and influence decision making and monitor developments and initiatives relating to the employment, training, and career development of research staff.

The next survey will be held in 2021.

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