Human Resources Excellence in Research
EURAXESS Rights aims at better employment and working conditions for researchers throughout Europe, thereby helping to enhance the attractiveness of European research careers. One of the cornerstones of EURAXESS Rights is the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers supports the implementation of the "Charter & Code" principles and provides for the award of the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo.
The "HR Excellence in Research" award gives public recognition to research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resource policies with the principles set out in the "Charter & Code". Institutions that have been awarded the right to use the icon can use it to highlight their commitment to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers.
Pensions for Researchers
Researchers are a higly skilled and mobile workforce. However, because of their mobility, gaps can arise in their social security protection and the transfer of their pension rights. In addition, there is no clear, adequate information available about these rights. Therefore, the European Commission is addressing these issue on both a policy and pratical level.
Non-EU national, or also called "third country national", researchers have several possibilities to enter the European Union for work. The Scientific Visa Package, adopted in 2005, aims to facilitate third country researchers' entry conditions.
Research Career Development
Researcher career development will be the subject of more detailed focus in the near future. Watch this space for news.Close title box
01 JAN 2000
What is it about?
The ‘OTM-R Package’ is a set of practical and useful tools for implementing Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations.
• The rationale: Why is OTM-R essential?
• The principles and guideline: What a good OTM-R system should look like?
• A checklist for institutions as a self-assessment tool: How do the current practices rate?
• The toolkit: A step by step guide to improve the OTM-R practices
• Examples of good practice
Why is it needed?
OTM-R ensures that the best person for the job is recruited, guarantees equal opportunities and access for all, facilitates developing an international portfolio (cooperation, competition, mobility) and makes research careers more attractive.
What is in it for me?
OTM-R brings benefits to researchers, institutions and the wider research system. More specifically, OTM-R makes research careers more attractive, ensures equal
opportunities for all candidates and facilitates mobility. Overall, it may contribute to an increase in the cost-effectiveness of investments in research!
Discover more at the EURAXESS Policy Library/Research Careers section!
01 JAN 2000
The first brand new EURAXESS Career Development Centre (ECDC) is now available in the UK. Hopefully many more EURAXESS Career Development Centres will follow soon!
01 JAN 2000
To date 249 research institutions have been awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' badge. To see who are they, click on the title!