Human Resource Strategy For Research

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The European Commission has launched, since 2008, the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) that aims to ensure the attractiveness of research careers and to improve the recruitment and working conditions of researchers across Europe.

It provides for voluntary compliance with the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers . This approach is willing to lead to the improvement in the practices of institutions working in the field of research with regard to the recruitment and framework for the practice of researchers.


The University of Tours is willing to promote the HRS4R approach

The University of Tours has clearly engaged its reflection on the "HR Excellence in Research" label since March 2019.

After consultation with the various university councils and a vote by the Administration Council (CA) on 8 July 2019, the University of Tours confirms its support for the HRS4R labelling project. Our institution will sign the charter and code of conduct, and will inform the European Commission, at the beginning of September, of its commitment to the "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" (HRS4R) labelling procedure.

The Steps already completed or to come:

Formation of the Strategic Steering Committee (SSC)
Launch of Working Groups (WGs) around the 40 items, presented in the principles of the Charter and the Code of Conduct, divided into 4 groups:
  • Professional and ethical aspects (WG1);
  • Recruitment (WG2);
  • Working conditions and social security (WG3);
  • Training and Development (WG4).
It is a question of establishing the report on what is being done / implemented by the University of Tours.
Launch of the Gap Analysis (work in progress)
Draft of the action plan (to be presented)
Submission of the Action Plan (sorted by September 2020)

Contact : hrs4r@univ-tours.fr