In 2008, the EURAXESS Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) was launched to support institutions in the process of implementation of the Charter and Code principles in their practices and policies. The "HR Excellence in Research" logo identifies the institutions and organisations such as suppliers and supporters of a stimulating environment and favourable working conditions.

The "HR Excellence in Research" award acknowledges progress in aligning research institutions HR policies with the principles set out in the Charter and Code. As a result, acknowledged institutions can promote themselves as providers of stimulating and favourable working environments, where researchers can expect fair and transparent recruitment practices and appraisal procedures.

The implementation of the HRS4R consists of five phases:

  • Internal analysis
  • Action plan
  • Acknowledgment
  • Self-assessment
  • External assessment

The internal analysis and the action plan have focused on the four areas considered in the Charter and Code for researchers:

  • Ethical and Professional aspects
  • Selection and Recruitment
  • Working conditions
  • Supervision and training

In the following link it is shown the internal gap analysis and the action plan of the ULL:

The Implementation of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

Euraxess ULL