Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne applies/is applying for the “HR Excellence in Research Award”. In this context, the university commits itself to implement the principles established by the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers through the European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, also called HRS4R.

The European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers aims at improving research institutions’ practices regarding recruitment and researchers’ working conditions. The European Commission recognizes with the “HR Excellence in Research Award” the institutions involved in this process.

In order to enhance its application (April 2020), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne voted a plan which will especially involve in this process Human Resources and Research vice-presidents, the Head of Doctoral Schools as well as all the main departments. The university community will be included on a regular basis.

A Gap Analysis has made it possible to highlight the different sectors for which all actors will need to be mobilised in order to make an impact. 41 proposals were identified in three main areas.

  • Human Resources: career management for teaching researchers, doctoral students and temporary staff, wages, staff training, health and social action. The OTM-R process (Open, Transparency, Merit-Based Recruitment) provided by the EU, as a part of the HRS4R application, specifically provides guidelines to establishments in this area.
  • Research: science and research careers, research environment (Department for Research and Technology Transfer, ethics, open data, hosting foreign researchers, etc.).
  • Thesis and doctoral students (relationship with the tutor, doctoral program, progression of the doctorate).

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

► Label HRS4R’s candidature
► Action plan
► Gap analysis

HRS4R's process
OTMR (Open, Transparent, Meritbased-Recruitment)

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