Support, resources and networks

Organisations that support research staff and research staff societies.


Vitae are a national organisation that champions the professional and career development of postgraduate researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.

Vitae have a dedicated webspace for research staff to access information, resources and support and keep up to date with developments.

UK Research Staff Association

The UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) provides a collective voice for research staff across the UK by working closely with Vitae to nurture research staff associations and inform policy.

The work of the UKRSA demonstrates the level of impact and influence existing research staff associations (RSAs) are achieving within their institutions, and how being actively involved in such an association or group can influence an individual's personal and career development


The International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA) services to nurture communities of researchers and provides a global voice for research staff and postdoctoral scholars. ICoRSA will support the development of national associations by facilitating communication across borders and sharing of best practice.