This website is for you, if you:

  • design, coordinate or facilitate training courses for PhD students
  • run interdisciplinary programs
  • want to improve PhD research supervision, or
  • aim to gear university systems to provide more effective support for research and research training

What is offered here?

The core set of methods, approaches and resources are designed to develop PhD students’ research skills, critical thinking and future careers. Other CARTA interventions focus on grant-writing for recent graduates, PhD supervision, and building the capacity of non-academic staff in your institution to support research more effectively.
To design or enrich your own training, explore the resources grouped in these sections:

  • PhD students
  • Graduates
  • Supervisors
  • Professional support staff

Why use CARTA materials?

Designed to fill critical gaps and provide transferable skills relevant to any field, CARTA’s approach has been tried and tested over more than a decade to great effect.



A series of videos that demonstrate CARTA’s key approaches and sessions in action.

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