HR Excellence in Research

The Academy has applied to the European Commission for recognition as an organisation with excellent HR policy for personnel and research staff. If the application is granted, the Academy may then display the HR Excellence in Research logo.

The European Commission wishes to boost the openness and transparency of the labour market and job opportunities for researchers in particular. It has therefore drawn up a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for Recruiting Researchers (see the website of EURAXESS for more information).

The Charter contains forty principles for proper HR policy, such as research freedom and professional attitude. The Academy endorses these principles and is therefore participating in the HR Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) project. In that context, a thorough analysis of the current Academy HR policy has been carried out. This has shown that the Academy already complies with most of the principles in the Charter.

On the basis of this GAP analysis, a plan of action has been drawn up to eradicate any omissions and/or to introduce improvements. The analysis and the plan of action are part of the application to display the HR Excellence in Research logo. If the application is granted, the Academy will perform a self-evaluation after two years focusing on the progress and implementation of the action plan.