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 & 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 and launched a revised version of its Action Plan. CVC’s HRS4R award renewal will take during 2021.


CVC’s HRS4R Action Plan

2015-2017 HRS4R Action Plan

2017-2020 HRS4R Action Plan

2021-2025 HRS4R Action Plan


CVC’s Open, transparent and merit-based (OTM-R) checklist

CVC OTM-R checklist 2017

CVC OTM-R checklist 2019

CVC OTM-R checklist 2020


Related documents:

Equality Plan (2015)

Revised Equality Plan

OTM-R Recruitment Process