Agreeing your DNA as the final version

What is the DNA?

The (DNA) form uses Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) to help you think about your current skills, pinpoint gaps in your knowledge, and identify areas for future development. The RDF articulates the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes of researchers, from postgraduates to establish academic leaders and is endorsed by Research Councils UK. 


This demonstration will show you how to use the PGR Management system in my.bham to specify and upload Development Needs Analysis (DNA) as the final version.  Your supervisor can then use the same system to agree that the TNA is final.

Text instructions

  • In the my.bham portal, select the ‘my.progress’ tab
  • In the PGR Management channel, click ‘Upload Training Needs Analysis document’. The PG04 Training Needs Analysis (Student Upload) page will be displayed.
  • Within the ‘Agree TNA’ section of the PG04 page, select ‘Yes’ from the ‘Agree as final version’ drop down list and then click the Save button. An information message will be displayed at the top of the screen to confirm the save.
  • Your Supervisor will be able to concur with this through the PGR Management System.