Development needs analysis

The Development Needs Analysis (GRS1) form is a mandatory requirement of research programmes at the University of Birmingham and must be completed on an annual basis. Find out more about the DNA process.  This highly practical online course or workshop supports the process by introducing you to Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (on which the structure of the form is based) and supports you in identifying your development needs.

Workshop dates

Workshops will be held on the following dates.  Please click the link on your preferred date to book your place.

Please note: all our workshops are subject to a minimum registration requirement. If this is not met the workshop will be cancelled and you will be offered a place on an alternate date.

Online course

Postgraduate researchers with disabilities

Please contact if you have any support requirements resulting from a physical, sensory or hidden disability, mental health or a specific learning difficulty. We would be happy to provide assistance to ensure your time with us is enjoyable.


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