The European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, also known as HRS4R, aims to improve the practices of research organisations and institutions in terms of ethics, recruitment and working conditions of researchers.
Within the framework of the European Research Area (ERA), the European Union has decided to promote the attractiveness of the researcher profession, to encourage mobility and to build real career prospects. In order to achieve these objectives, the European Commission developed in 2005 a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, both of which define the roles, responsibilities and rights of researchers and their employers. The Charter and Code (C&C) aim to ensure attractive careers and to improve the recruitment and working conditions of researchers in Europe.
These objectives are fully in line with the policy to support excellence in research of Université de Paris and the IPGP, aiming at reinforcing the attractiveness and the international influence of both institutions and at their good insertion in the European Research Area.
The European strategy of human resources for researchers is the subject of a label HR Excellence in Research granted by the European Commission to the institutions engaged in this approach.
The IPGP has submitted its application, validated by its board of directors on 20 June 2021, for the label.