La Human Resources Strategy for Research (HRS4R) is a tool launched by the European Commission to support institutions and organizations that finance research in the application of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the hiring of researchers, to those who the URJC joined in September 2018.
El target of this Strategy is to attract and maintain scientific talent in Europe, promote the mobility of researchers, ensure a good work environment and promote the development of their professional careers. In addition, it also promotes employment and economic growth through the establishment of a competitive, transparent and open scientific labor market.
The URJC thus undertakes, in accordance with its internal policies, to develop its human resources strategy, adhering to the recommendations and principles set forth in the Charter and the Code, and to guarantee transparency, accessibility, equity and the search for of excellence in the recruitment of researchers.
European Charter and Code of the Investigator
The Charter and the Code are recommendations of the Commission to the Member States. The Menu It is a set of general principles and requirements that define the responsibilities and rights of researchers and institutions that finance and manage research projects. El Code underlines the importance of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment procedures.
Source: ESHorizonte2020 - Spanish Portal of the Framework Program for Research and Innovation of the European Union
In July 2020, after the approval of the Action Plan that ensures compliance with the principles of the European Charter and Code of Researchers, the University obtained from the European Commission the HRS4R Seal. This emblem identifies the institutions that generate and support the existence of a stimulating and favorable environment for the researcher's work.
So far, 697 organizations, 159 of them Spanish, have received the Seal.
Who is the HRS4R Strategy aimed at?
The HRS4R Seal Strategy is for all researchers of the URJC, both Spanish and foreign, regardless of their contractual figure and the moment in which their professional career is. According to the European Commission, there are four states through which the research career passes. For each of them, the Commission has established a profile with a competence framework. These profiles are described below.
New researchers are those who are at the beginning of their research careers before they have obtained their doctorate degree (or equivalent qualification). These are those who carry out research activities under supervision. Its competencies are:
- The development of research activities under supervision.
- The ambition to develop their knowledge in research methodologies and disciplines.
- Demonstrated ability to have a well-grounded understanding of a specific area of knowledge.
- Demonstrated ability to produce scientific data under supervision.
- The ability to perform critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
- The ability to explain scientific results and their value to peers.
- Ideally, the development of language and communication skills appropriate to their environment, especially in international contexts.