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CEDARS 2023 is now closed.

The Culture, Employment and Development in Academic Research Survey (CEDARS) was developed in 2019 by sector working groups, it replaces the long-running Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and Principal Investigators & Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS).

CEDARS integrates questions from the CROS and PIRLS surveys with new questions reflecting the Principles of the revised Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, incorporating the environment, culture, professional development and employment of research staff and the experiences of their managers.

The University of Exeter ran the survey for the first time in 2020, results of which are available on the MI Hub. The analysis of the results feed into Faculty and University action plans. 

The survey took place between Monday 17 April to Friday 16 June 2023.  

The survey is open to:

  • Anyone who undertakes research (ECRs, all the way up to Professor)
  • Those who manage researchers (PIs, PGR supervisors/ pastoral tutors)  
  • Research technicians 

Please note: If you are a PGR, please do not complete this survey, instead please complete the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)


If you wish to view the results of the previous CEDAR surveys you can do so via the MI Hub (please note you will need a Exeter log-in to access this page).