In the CPD Policy of the Society (downloadable from www.rss.org.uk/cpd ) the use of the RSS online CPD system is advocated. This is a user-friendly, integrated system that not only allows activities to be recorded but also provides reports that summarise the number of learning hours, the categorisation of activities and the benefits gained. It also provides the facility to store supporting documents (referred to as ‘resources’ in the online system) that form part of the CPD portfolio of information.
For those who might prefer a ‘light-touch’ method of recording their CPD activities, the MSWord table ‘CPD Activity Summary’ might be considered useful. Click here to download it. If this option is chosen, then other supporting materials would need to be held separately.
There is no obligation to use either of the above approaches for maintaining detailed records – they are offered as a service to members as tools that might be used. For those already maintaining CPD records elsewhere, perhaps on a system provided by their employer, they may continue to do so – it is not the intention to ask for unnecessary duplication of effort.
Examples of CPD profiles
The following are a set of example (partially) anonymised CPD profiles that have been made available by professional members. Each example has 3 components
A commentary summarising the strengths & weaknesses of the example
A 12-month CPD summary
A completed CSci revalidation form
Example 1: An independent statistical consultant
Example 2: A senior government statistician
Example 3: The chief statistician of a statistics unit
Example 4: An experienced government statistician
Example 5: An experienced scientific advisor
Example 6: An experienced statistician working for a pharmaceutical company
Example 7: A senior lecturer and head of a clinical trials unit
Example 8: A university professor of statistics
Example 9: A director of biostatistics in a global pharmaceutical company
Example 10: A senior lecturer in statistics in an African university
Example 11: A senior lecturer in a university department of health informatics
Example 12: A research professor in a university school of the environment
Example 13: An associate director in a health services research unit
Example 14: A senior government statistician
Example 15: A senior lecturer and head of a biostatistics unit