- European policy
- European Charter and Code
- European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award
- HR Excellence in Research Process
HR Excellence in Research Process
What is the process whereby institutions can gain the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award?
- The institution conducts an internal analysis to compare practice against the Charter and Code; [in the UK, the analysis should compare institutional policy and practice against the Concordat]
- The institution publishes an action plan for aligning more closely with the Charter and Code (what, by when, by whom); [in the UK, the implementation/action plan should relate to the Concordat]
- The Commission will acknowledge the strategy [in the UK this will be a joint acknowledgement from the European Commission and the Chair of the Concordat Strategy Group. Once acknowledged, institutions can use the HR Excellence in Research logo]
- Through their own internal quality assurance mechanism, institutions will carry out a self-assessment at least every two years to test and update their action plans
- At least every four years an external evaluation will take place.
In the UK, a process linked to reviewing progress on the Concordat implementation will enable institutions to fulfil steps 4 and 5 of this process.