The RDF may also be used to help your career preparation, to help your skills-assessment, ensure that you have a broad CV, provide a useful terminology and to help assess your competencies in selected skills. 
For an introduction to this Framework see our Introduction to the Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework for PGRs at Liverpool, which is listed in the Taking Ownerships of your PhD section of our online resources.

The national organisation, Vitae,  has produced a range of useful lenses on the RDF, to focus on specific sets of skills. Of particular relevance is:

The 'Employability' lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework for careers outside academia - These skills were obtained from a survey of a wide range of the employers in this area.

Further Lenses on the RDF: The range of other lenses may also be useful to help you develop relevant skills for your preferred career direction and to present these skills and experience effectively in applications:

  • Leadership Lens on the Researcher Development Framework
  • Enterprise lens on the Researcher Development Framework
  • Intrapreneurship Lens on the Researcher Development Framework
  • Teaching lens on the Researcher Development Framework
  • Information Literacy Lens on the Researcher Development Framework
  • Public engagement lens on the Researcher Development Framework
Useful Links
Researcher Development Framework - Introduction from Vitae
The RDF lenses- Introduction from Vitae. - You will need to register with Vitae to access the PDF documents.