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UK Action plan

"We are pleased to have received this recognition and will continue to support Europe-wide initiatives through involvement in policy development and its local implementation here in Cambridge." Professor Lynn Gladden, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge

"Our research staff are crucial to the success of the University. We have been working hard to ensure our researchers are supported in developing their skills and careers as well as engaging with cutting edge research. We are thrilled that this has been recognised by the European Commission." Professor Mary Bownes, Vice Principal, Research Training, University of Edinburgh

"The existence of the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award has helped to provide a focus and indeed a driver for this cross University activity." Paul Roberts, Assistant Director, University of Sussex

Latest updates

The 2020 submission dates for those applying using the UK process will be Friday 27 March and Friday 23 October 2020.

January 2015 event report, consultation and slides available here

January 2015 update

European certification for HR management of researchers proposal