The HRS4R process is a quality development process for academic staff development.
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers - HRS4R for short - is a quality development process for the working conditions and career development of scientific staff. scientific staff development. It identifies institutions in the European Higher Education Area that provide excellent framework conditions for researchers.
The HRS4R process is guided by two European Commission documents: the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, and by the principle of open, transparent, and merit-based recruitment practices in science.
The Charter and Code of Conduct are divided into four thematic areas:
Among other things, the process serves
The project is coordinated in the Administrative Department of Organizational and Human Resources Development and is under the control of Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (Vice-Rector for Structure, Strategy and Planning) and Andrea Kaus (Head of the Administrative Department for Organizational and Professional Development).
Numerous stakeholders from science, administration and interest groups are involved.
Ruhr University Bochum is currently going through the elaborate process and the application documents (gap analysis, OTM-R checklist and action plan) for certification will be submitted in June 2023. In case of a positive evaluation, RUB will enter the implementation phase and start implementing the planned measures.
After two years, an interim evaluation takes place, which provides orientation for the further implementation of the measures in the following three years. At the end of this five-year phase, a new evaluation is carried out in the form of an inspection by the European Commission. Subsequently, a further evaluation is carried out every three years.
Through the certification, Ruhr University would like to contribute to the optimization of research conditions according to European standards in the long term.