HR Excellence in Research Award

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Background to the Award

Development of the HR Excellence Award

HR Excellence in Research Award process

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The basics of HR Excellence in Research, including benefits and the 5 step process, are set out in this 2014 leaflet from the European Commission

"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

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How Vitae supports HR Excellence in Research Award applications and Award holders

UK Action plan

Latest updates

Latest press release, 72 institutions now retained Award at 2 year stage

January 23 event report, consultation and slides now available

In 2015 submission dates for those applying using the UK process will be Friday 27 March and Friday 30 October 2015.

January 2015 update

European certification for HR management of researchers proposal

Call for peer reviewers for HR Excellence in Research Award UK process: background, peer reviewer role and call

Peer reviewer call expression of interest form