HR excellence in research

Any organization relies on its resources. Universities and research centers are no different. Material and human resources are the basis for creating innovation, reinventing the future, prospering and fostering society.

The European Research Area (ERA) since 2000 has created the research framework for research, development and innovation in Europe, based on the idea of free movement, openness and talent.

The creation of this enabling environment for research was linked to the need for basic recommendations for attracting the best possible talent. Thus, in 2005, the European Commission adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, the so-called "Charter and Code".

Linked to this, "EURAXESS - Researchers on the move" was created as a portal to provide information, support and access to jobs in Europe.

The HR Excellence Award provides quality recognition by the European Commission that the awarded institution complies with the Principles of the Charter and Code for Researchers and has identified its own limitations and provided appropriate future actions for improvement.

The University of Valladolid has decided to follow this path of quality assurance in Research and Selection. The journey has started for us in 2017.

Here you can find the general presentation about the process that will be carried out for UVa.

European Charter and Code of Conduct for Researchers

Equity is fundamental to enjoy the same rights and obligations in any European country.

The European Commission detected that, somehow, the research careers of European researchers were fragmented at all levels (from local to international). This caused/causes difficulties in developing a suitable environment to thrive through research and innovation initiatives.

To resolve this situation, in 2005 the European Commission created two basic documents:

  • The European Charter for Researchers.
  • The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

To facilitate that the same rights and obligations are enjoyed in any European country.

There are a total of 4 main areas and 40 principles (recommendations).

You can download the full text of the "Researchers' Charter and Code" here.