IRD has recently developed its Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) in order to improve its practices and to align itself with the recommendations of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C).

While integrating the HRS4R, the IRD has taken an approach of ongoing improvement.

The priority areas of the IRD HRS4R are:

  • research ethics and professional responsibility
  • recruitment
  • working conditions
  • training and professional development
  • non-discrimination
  • contractual researchers

For each of these areas, objectives have been set in line with the principles of the Charter and the Code. Their implementation in practice is ensured by a multiannual action plan covering the period 2019-2020.

At the end of 2021, the IRD will carry out a self-assessment of its HRS4R implementation, the results of which will be submitted to the European Commission for its appraisal.

A real asset for obtaining funding, particularly from Europe, this certification helps to safeguard the European funding received by the IRD (Article 32 in H2020) and gives the institution greater visibility and attractiveness on a national and international level.

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