Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

The ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ supports research institutions and funding organizations in the implementation of the European Charter & Code for Researchers in their policies and practices. The implementation of the Charter & Code principles by research institutions make them more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project.

The European Commission recognizes with the ‘HR Excellence in Research Award’ the institutions which make progress in aligning their human resources policies to the 40 principles of the Charter & Code, based on a customized action plan/HR strategy.


HRS4R in the Computer Vision Center

In 2013, the CVC endorsed the Charter and Code. During 2014, the CVC started the process to obtain the HRS4R award, creating an interdisciplinary group that would prepare the Gap Analysis and Action Plan to obtain the HRS4R award.

In May 2015, the CVC was awarded the HR Excellence in Research logo. As a public consortium formed by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Catalan Government and as member of the Catalan Network of Research Centers – CERCA, our HRS4R is also in alignment with the UAB’s HRS4R and CERCA’s Code of Conduct.

In April 2018, the CVC passed its Interim Assessment.  CVC’s HRS4R award renewal was extended for 3 more years, from May 2018 to May 2021. The proposed improved plan under evaluation will expand for a new period of 3 years.


CVC’s HRS4R Action Plan

The CVC’S HRS4R action plan presents a clear list of actions to be developed in order to advance towards the excellence on the processes involving the recruitment and proper career evolution of the researchers at CVC. The HRS4R is included in the CVC Strategic Plan, within the “People” axis.


CVC’s Action Plans


CVC’s Open, Transparent and Merit-based (OTM-R) Recruitment process

In accordance to the open, transparent and merit-based (OTM-R) recruitment process, CVC’s job offers are publicly posted in our website and in Euraxess. The general guidelines are stated in the CVC-OTM-R Recruitment Process document,


List of the CVC’s OTM-R policy:


CVC’s Career Plan

The CVC provides opportunities for researchers to develop their careers at all levels, from the initial stages to the more senior positions. The following chart shows the profiles for the different stages of a researcher’s journey at CVC.


Equality of opportunities for all

The CVC believes in applying a scientific culture that is sensible to gender and diversity in all its efforts: individual and social, structural, institutional and politic. This committed approach is defined and developed in the CVC Equality Plan linked below.



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