Principal Investigator and Research Leader Survey - Human Resources - Newcastle University

Principal Investigator and Research Leader Survey (PIRLS)

PIRLS was introduced in 2011 as a national web-based survey. It gathers the anonymous views of Principal Investigators and Research Leaders (PI/RLs) in UK HEIs concerning their activities and attitudes in relation to research leadership and the management/supervision of research staff and postgraduate researchers. It aims to capture respondents' views on the capabilities that make them research leaders and how these capabilities may be developed in research staff as they seek to become the research leaders of the future.

Enquiries about PIRLS to Adam Jones in the Staff Development Unit

Benefits of PIRLS

Here at Newcastle survey outputs help inform actions within the University and provide important evidence regarding progress with support initiatives, for example, the University's 3 year plan to implement the principles of the 'Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers'.


Summary reports of key findings and recommendations are reported to Staff Committee.

PIRLS 2015

PIRLS 2015 Summary Report (PDF, 340KB)

PIRLS 2011

PIRLS 2011 Summary Report (PDF, 340KB)

Research Leaders Survey 2005

Newcastle Research Leaders survey 2005 report (PDF, 143KB)