The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) is a 5-step process through which institutions can adapt their HR policies to the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C). The aim of HRS4R is to improve and increase the effectiveness of national research systems supporting the increase in quality of research.
The Charter and the Code have been introduced predominantly in order to strengthen the innovativeness and competitiveness of research by creating an atmosphere conducive to research activities and by ensuring stable working conditions at all stages of career path, i.e. a friendly and ethical working environment.
EUROPEAN CHARTER FOR RESEARCHERS
specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. It contains provisions concerning, among others, working conditions, career development and international mobility.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF RESEARCHERS
describes the rules under which researchers should be recruited, ensuring equal treatment for all researchers in Europe. It stresses the need for transparent communication on competition procedures, and for creating professional development opportunities at all stages of career, it includes non-discrimination principles based on, among others, gender, age, ethnicity, language.
→ Information on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Rectruitment of Researchers
→ The full text of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Rectruitment of Researchers (a pdf document in English, 270 kB)