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HR Excellence in Research

15 January 2021

El sello HR Excellence in Research refleja el compromiso de IQS en la mejora continua de las políticas de recursos humanos, de acuerdo con la Carta Europea de Investigadores y el Código de Conducta para la Contratación de Investigadores.

In 2005, the European Commission adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers with the aim of making research careers in Europe more attractive. It also promoted the HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Research) strategy to support universities, research institutions, and organisations that fund research with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development of an attractive European labour market for researchers.

The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements that define the roles, responsibilities, and rights of researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers highlights the importance of open and transparent recruitment procedures and diverse and experienced selection committees.

These two documents ensure that researchers can enjoy the same rights and obligations in any European country.

IQS has also committed to this strategy, and signed the declaration of commitment to the principles of the Charter and the Code and presented its plan. The evaluators appreciated the attention with which IQS aligned its human resource practices with those of the Charter and the principles of the Code. The comprehensive analysis and action plan presented meet all the requirements for the use of the “HR Excellence in Research” seal.

The seal reflects our commitment to continuous improvement of human resources policies in accordance with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, in particular the commitment to use fair and transparent recruitment and evaluation procedures.


Dr Núria Vallmitjana
Director of IQS Tech Transfer