The European Commission awarded the IJC the HR Excellence seal in July 2019. The IJC continues to work to maintain its policies in line with the Charter and Code principles.
The European Commission Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
The European Commission Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) has the main objective of ensuring that research centres of excellence implement and respect the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for hiring researchers (from here on referred to as the Charter and Code) within their human resources policies.
The Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) and HRS4R
This EC initiative aims to promote training, professional development, and mobility for all European scientists. The IJC supports these values and principles, which will not only serve to strengthen its internal policies but will actively stimulate excellent research and firmly situate the organization as an institution with a stimulating working environment that favours development of its scientists.
2019-2021 HRS4R Action Plan
The IJC informed the Commission on 11 December 2017 that it was committed to applying the principles established in the Charter and Code in is human resource policy as far as it is legally able. This policy is to promote transparency, accessibility, equality and the search for excellence when hiring researchers.
During 2018 the IJC constituted an HRS4R Committee made up of research, technical and administrative staff who designed a questionnaire to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the institute. An Action Plan has been developed and this will be executed over the next five years, this will establish specific actions to resolve the issues that are least implemented at the moment.
This Action Plan will be presented to European Commission at the end of 2018 and the proposals will be evaluated within a maximum of 6 months.