The European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
These two documents, addressed to researchers as well as to employers and funders in both the public and private sectors, are key elements in the European Union's policy to make research an attractive career, which is a vital feature of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth.
Since the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on the Charter & Code in 2005, over 1 200 institutions from 35 countries in Europe and abroad (and European/international organisations) have expressed their explicit support for the Charter & Code.
The "HR Strategy for Researchers" (HRS4R) supports research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices. The logo "HR Excellence in Research" will identify the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment.
The "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" (HRS4R) is articulated in these five main steps:
The following AcademicTransfer member organisations have been awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' acknowledgement:
The other Research Intensive Universities are working hard on obtaining it, so this page will continue to be updated.