Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

In March 2005, the Europan Commission adopted the recommendation on the “THe European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitmen of Researchers”, two documents oriented both toward researchers and toward funders and employers in the public and private sectors. These documents are designed to promote equal rights and obligations for researchers throughout the european área, contributing to make research an attraactive career, as an essential point of the strategy of stimulating economic growth and employment in the EU.

The European Charter for Researchers is a series of general principles and requisites that define roles, responsabilities and rights of researchers, employers and funding organizations.

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers promotes the improvement of recruitment procedures, being open and transparent.

Thus, the “Human Resources Strategy for Researchers” (HRS4R) established by the European Commission, provides support to the institutions that finance research in the implementation of the principles of the Charter and the Code. Institutions that generate and support an existing stimulating evironment for research are recognised by the granting of the “HR Excellence in Research” seal.