The Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) has obtained the recognition of the European Commission HR Excellence in Research. This recognition proves that VHIR endorses the general principles of the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter & Code), and firmly supports its commitment in improving internal policies and procedures. This recognition of excellence is an opportunity to establish a comprehensive and coherent Human Resources Strategy, that should allow achieve international visibility.
On March 2014, the VHIR initiated the process for the award recognition by performing a first analysis of the relevant applicable legislation and the alignment of the Institution with the Charter and Code principles. Then, specific Focus Groups were organized in order to involve all personnel and to establish priority actions: Focus Group of administration and structural personnel, Focus Group of predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers and laboratory technicians, Focus Group Tenure Track researchers and Focus Group of researchers. Thanks to the collaboration of these collectives in the Focus Groups, and so their contributions and suggestions in this first phase of Gap Analysis, the project has taken forward, being a very positive and enriching experience.
You can find in the VHIR web the Action Plan of the accreditation for the next 4 years, and so the information about the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.