HRS4R Label: Human Ressources Strategy for Researchers

In 2007, Centrale Lyon committed to a progress process in the fields of recruitment, career and mobility of researchers by signing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The Charter and the Code promote 40 principles to encourage the mobility and career of researchers in Europe along 4 main axes:

  • Ethical and professional principles (freedom of research, non-discrimination, evaluation, etc.)
  • Recruitment (transparency of procedures, merit-based judgement, valuing mobility, etc.)
  • Working and safety conditions (research environment, career development, gender equality, representativeness, etc.)
  • Training (supervision/mentoring, access to training, continuous professional development...)

The European Commission urges each academic and research institution to go further in this approach, and launched, under the French Presidency of the EU in 2008, the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), which encourages to:

  • Deploy its research human resources management strategy.
  • Improve its practices and be as close as possible to the recommendations set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Recruitment Code.

This is why Centrale Lyon wishes to pursue its approach on this subject and obtain the HRS4R label, which will enable it to extend its visibility at the European and international levels, to increase its attractiveness and to pursue its activity within the European research framework programme.

To this end, Centrale Lyon submitted in November 2019 a HRS4R label application file including an analysis of the existing system, the identification of margins for progress and an action plan for the next 24 months.

For more information

Useful documents

Centrale Lyon's commitment to follow the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (2007)

Centrale Lyon's commitment to the HRS4R approach (2019)

HRS4R label application file - strategy and action plan (2019)

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