The benefits to UK institutions of the HR Excellence in Research Award


‘... this (HR Excellence in Research Award) has affected practice in all areas across the university and will be embedded in processes such as appraisals and staff development ’

Vitae has just published the results of a survey of UK organisations with the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award. Over 80% of institutions surveyed said the Award process has contributed to achieving strategic goals and provided an impetus for change.

18 institutions, including 9 from the Russell/1994 Group responded to the survey, which highlighted six major themes:

  • Contribution to strategic goals (84%)
  • Impetus for change (90%)
  • Supporting internal processes (84%)
  • Raising the status of researcher development (63%)
  • Meeting researchers' needs (74%)
  • Attracting funding (37%)