The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers.
Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the Charter & Code (HRS4R)
The Research and Innovation Centre (CRI) is joining the European commission initiative called "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the Charter & Code ", which supports research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of "The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers " in their policies and practices.
The "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers" provides a means to achieving a transparent and open labour market for researchers.
The initiative "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers Incorporating the Charter & Code” is a support tool to provide recognition of the systematic uptake of the Charter and the Code and hence increase the transparency of employment conditions and the attractiveness of a research entity. The "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" is articulated in five main steps:
- An internal analysis by the participating research institution or funding organisation, involving all key players, to compare policies and practices against the Charter & Code principles;
- On the basis of the results of this analysis, the participating institution or organisation develops its own HR strategy for researchers which should include a concrete action plan. This document is made public;
- The analysis and action plan are then reviewed and acknowledged by the European Commission. The acknowledgement implies the right to use the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo;
- Progress in the implementation of the strategy and action plan is subjected to a self-assessment after 2 years;
- An external evaluation is carried out at least every 4 years.
To join this initiative the CRI sent an expression of interest that was accepted by the European commission.
Available also the internal presentation at CRI about the initiative.