Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development Vol. 3 (Online Seminar)

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We are pleased to inform you that the Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development will be held regularly under "the Comprehensive Support Project for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers." Participation is free of charge, so please feel free to invite others and join in.


The Benefits of Professional and Career Development for Researchers

Date & Time

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 16:00–18:00


This webinar will explore the benefits of professional and career development for researchers. This will include the importance of self-reflection by researchers and how the knowledge, behaviours and competencies of successful researchers identified in the Researcher Development Framework, originated by Vitae a non-profit organization for the researcher development in UK, can be used by researchers to identify their strengths and areas for development. It also covers how academic supervisors can support their researchers to be self-reflective and become better researchers.


  • The benefits of professional and career development for researchers
  • The Vitae approach to researcher development
  • In-depth exploration of the Vitae researcher
  • Development Framework (RDF)
  • How academic supervisors can support researchers to become better researchers through self-reflection
  • Evaluating the impact of researcher development
  • Q & A session


Dr. Janet Metcalfe(The Head of Vitae)

Dr. Janet Metcalfe is the Head of Vitae, committed to providing world-class career and professional development for researchers. She is responsible for the strategic direction of Vitae and leads the implementation of the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The activity has been influencing over 200 institutions in 20 countries in the world. To praise her originated achievements for supporting researcher development, Janet was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2019’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


Zoom Webinar
※Participation is free of charge.
※This seminar can be viewed in Japanese and English.
※Zoom information will be sent via email to those who have applied for participation by Friday, January 29.

Target Participants

  • Researchers (regardless of research career or research field), graduate students aiming to become researchers, and people from universities, research institutes, or companies who take interest in researcher development.
  • Up to 1,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application for Participation

Please apply using the form below. Once your application is complete, you will receive an automatic e-mail reply from us.
Application deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at noon

Application Form
※Applications will be closed when the capacity is reached.

How to Participate

1. Using Zoom

Please join in using Zoom in one of the following ways.
The necessary information including URL, meeting ID, and passcode will be sent to you via e-mail at a later date.

■Using the app
Please install the Zoom app from this page in advance.

■Using a browser
If you are unable to use the Zoom app, you can also participate using your web browser. If you are using a browser, please visit this page to create a Zoom account.

2. Notes

■Please upgrade or reinstall the latest version of the app even if you have already installed the Zoom app. If you have an older version of the app, you may not be able to access the seminar.

■Please check this page for the recommended system requirements.

■We recommend checking the settings of your device and network in advance (Zoom test meeting).

■Please make sure you have a stable connection on the day of the seminar. If you are unable to participate in the seminar due to your connection, device, or network settings, JST will not be able to assist you. Also, JST will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused to you regarding the use of Zoom.

Contact for Inquiries

Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency