Human resources strategy for researchers

The University of Opole has commenced the implementation of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment - HR Excellence in Research Award 

In July this year, the University of Opole officially started the application procedure for obtaining the HR Excellence in Research Logo. The European Commission accepted the Letter of Support for the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers signed by the Rector, Prof. Marek Masnyk, along with the commitment to implement the HRS4R strategy and the OTM-R policy of open and transparent recruitment processes at the University of Opole. With this, the University has been listed as one of the institutions that have expressed their support for the Charter and the Code:  https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/declaration- endorsement#show_Poland

The HR Excellence in Research Award is given by the European Commission. It is awarded to research institutions that support and implement the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). Such bodies adhere to the principles and guidelines in: 

The European Charter for Researchers, which contains the rights and obligations to which researchers, their employing institutions, and research funding organisations are subject,

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, which contains the principles for the recruitment of researchers that institutions-employers should follow, ensuring equal treatment for researchers recruited in Europe.  

The implementation of the HRS4R Strategy obliges research institutions to provide favourable working conditions, career development and mobility opportunities, and transparent recruitment processes for researchers. The Award can be of added value to the institution’s funding applications in the European Commission's international grant competitions, including HORIZON Europe.  

Obtaining and maintaining the Award requires the university to meet certain requirements and go through a complex accreditation procedure. The overall schedule consists of three phases: Initial (twelve months), Implementation (five years) and Award Renewal (six years). To implement the first phase, a Team for the application and implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Regulation) has been established. The Team is led by the Vice-Rector for Development and Finance, Prof. Rafał Matwiejczuk. 

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