The CMR[B] has presented an action plan in Human Resources for the accreditation of 'HR Excellence in Research' of the European Commission. It is a recognition of the commitment of the institution to develop a strategy for human resources for researchers, in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers adopted by the European Commission in 2005.
The board trustees of the CMR[B] approved last July the Action Plan for Human Resources strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) 2017-2020 aligning human resources objectives of the institution with the principles established by the 'European Charter for Researchers' and the 'Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers' of the European Commission.
The "HR Strategy for Researchers" supports research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices. The concrete implementation of the Charter & Code by research institutions will render them more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project. Funding organisations implementing the Charter & Code principles will contribute to the attractiveness of their national research systems and to the attractiveness of the European Research Area more generally. The logo "HR Excellence in Research" will identify the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment.
The CMR[B] Action Plan
The CMR[B] aims to recognize its researchers and workers, encouraging and challenging working environment that promotes equal opportunities, ethical integrity and work-life balance.
On 2014 the CMR[B] joined the European Charter and Code and Euraxess Network. A process was initiated to design an action plan that would improve the alignment of policies and actions in human resources of the institution with the 40 principles in these documents.
During the second semester of 2014 an internal analysis of the institution was performed by the CMR[B] staff surveys and HRS4R task force meetings. Once the diagnosis was done, it was started to work in the HRS4R Action Plan. The last directive staff changes at the CMR[B] have involved that the final document were delayed, and today we can present our HRS4R Action Plan 2017-2020.
This document has as main purpose to impact in the European funding landscape (H2020); to position the CMR[B] as a provider of a stimulating and favourable work place to prospective research talent, and to establish a comprehensive and coherent HR strategy adopting international best practices and high-quality standards.
The Action Plan has been approved by the direction and the board trustees of the CMR[B]. Once the plan would be approved by the European Commission, an internal monitoring committee would be appointed to assess the correct implementation of the plan and its self-assessment annually. Finally, the plan also will undergo an external evaluation by the European Commission.
Action plan 2017-2020 (english)
The CMR[B] endorsement (english)
European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (spanish)
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (english)