Role of PIs and Research Leaders in Supporting Researcher Development

The University is committed to creating a healthy, collegiate and supportive research environment in which research staff can thrive, develop and carry out excellent research. Every PI and leader of a research team plays a vital role in creating that environment. Information about relevant resources, support and further information for PIs is provided here. 

PI Toolkit

Created in consultation with academic colleagues across the institution, this University of Manchester-focused toolkit supports PIs to develop a working environment that benefits their research staff, and the wider research community, by adapting their management and leadership skills to best support individual researchers.

The toolkit brings together information on all aspects of managing researchers, with suggestions from PIs on how to approach the different aspects of the role along with signposting to relevant policies, processes and further support.

Access the Toolkit here: LINK TBC

Induction Checklist for PIs and Managers of Research Staff

Research staff make a significant contribution to the work of the University and providing a welcome and formal induction ensures that their research journey gets off to the best possible start. In addition to the University induction documents and welcome events PIs may also find the induction checklist specifically for research staff a useful guide.

Access the Induction Checklist for PIs and Managers of Research Staff


Supporting Researcher Development - Three Steps for PIs

Whether leading and managing a team of postdocs or a single researcher there are three steps that all PIs and leaders can take to support the researchers. 

Learning and Organisational Development

Resources for PIs from the Prosper Project