HUMAN RESOURCES STRATEGY FOR RESEARCHERS – CREATING EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITIONS FOR RESEARCHERS

Adam Mickiewicz University has decided to implement the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and thus participate in the European initiative aiming at making research an attractive career.

The European Charter for Researchers addresses the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and their employers or funding organisations. It aims at ensuring that the relationship between these parties contributes to successful performance in the generation, transfer and sharing of knowledge, and to the career development of researchers.

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers aims to improve recruitment, to make selection procedures fairer and more transparent and proposes different means of judging merit: Merit should not just be measured on the number of publications but on a wider range of evaluation criteria, such as teaching, supervision, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management and public awareness activities.

More information on the Charter and the Code can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/europeanCharter.

The principles of the Charter and the Code are in line with AMU policy aiming to increase University’s attractiveness to researchers by offering them a favorable working environment, enhancing the quality of research and innovation and boosting international mobility. By implementing the Charter and the Code AMU intends to foster international collaboration and contribute to the development of an open and attractive European market for researchers.

Implementation process timeline:

In February 2015 a declaration of support for the Charter and the Code was signed.

In April 2015 the first meeting of the Implementation Working Group took place.

April – December 2015 – an internal gap analysis (template for internal gap analysis and staff survey) was performed.

In February 2016 the action plan was approved and published.

In March 2016 the consensus report form with the experts’ evaluation was received.

In April and May 2016 the revised action plan was prepared and resubmitted to EU.

On 23rd of June 2016 Adam Mickiewicz University was granted "HR Excellence in Research" award.

Second quarter of 2018 a self-assessment is planned followed by an external evaluation in the second quarter of 2020.

Implementation process timeline

A declaration of support for the Charter and the Code was signed.

February 2015

The first meeting of the Implementation Working Group took place.

April 2015

An internal gap analysis (template for internal gap analysis and staff survey) was performed.

April - December 2015

The action plan was approved and published.

February 2016

The consensus report form with the experts’ evaluation was received.

March 2016

The revised action plan was prepared and resubmitted to EU.

April and May 2016

Adam Mickiewicz University was granted "HR Excellence in Research" award.

23rd of June 2016

A self-assessment is planned followed by an external evaluation in the second quarter of 2020.

Second quarter of 2018

Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) - Gap Analysis and Action plan

European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

Declaration of support for the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

AMU European Charter and Code Implementation Working Group

Europejska Karta Naukowca - Kodeks Postępowania przy rekrutacji pracowników naukowych

Deklaracja wsparcia dla Europejskiej Karty Naukowca

Euraxess Poland