Technicians are an essential part of any research team
The University of Nottingham is considered a leader in the advocation and development of the roles of technicians in UK higher education and research. In 2017 we became a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment, a university and research institution initiative led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The Technician Commitment was initiated to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians, technologists and skills specialists working in higher education and research across all disciplines. To date over 100 universities, research institutes, learned societies and professional bodies have engaged with the initiative.