Public engagement and the Research Development Framework

A public engagement lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework has been developed by the NCCPE, the Beacons for Public Engagement, Research Councils UK and Vitae, in consultation with individuals and organisations with an interest in public engagement. The development group is now seeking sector feedback on the lens.

We particularly welcome feedback on the following areas:

  • Do you have any comments on the content or format of the publication? For example, any areas of the framework you think should or should not be highlighted?
  • Do you have any comments on how you would use the lens?
  • Are there any supporting resources you would find useful?

The public engagement lens provides a bridge between the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) Public Engagement Attributes Framework highlighting how public engagement is part of the professional development of researchers. The lens provides an overview of the key knowledge, behaviours and attributes that can be acquired through, or used in, public engagement activities.

You can find the relevant documents for the consultation here: