HR Excellence in Research

In October 2013 NUI Galway was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Logo by the European Commission in recognition of our commitment in implementing the principles of European Charter & Code for Researchers.  The Charter and Code includes 40 principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. NUI Galway had originally committed to the Charter and Code in 2006 prior to the introduction of the HR Excellence in Research Award (HRS4R).

Originally there were 5 stages to the HRS4R and our submissions and award of 2013 was considered stage 2 and our renewal of award in 2015 was stage 4. 

All our application details for 2013 stage 2 is contained in our full Gap analysis 2013-2015 and our Strategy & Action Plan 2013-2015 was completed identifying a number of key areas for change and further development. The progress of the Action Plan was monitored on an on-going basis and overseen by the Research Committee and an internal review was conducted in 2015 in preparation for renewal of award.

Following submission of revised and updated Gap Analysis 2015 and Strategy and Action Plan 2015  in October 2015 NUI Galway successfully achieved stage 4 of the process and retained the award with feedback from EU assessors' confirming; “thanks to the very good, exhaustive and robust information provided, assessors have come up to the conclusion that NUI Galway is clearly committed towards the full achievement of the HRS4R process.”

Change to HRS4R – Report of the expert group on ‘SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES STRATEGY FOR RESEARCHERS – HRS4R.

This report changed the previous 5 stage process of the HRS4R to three phases.

Currently, NUI Galway has applied for our external review by the EU assessment team which is due in late 2019/early 2020.

In preparation for the external review, NUI Galway reviewed progress made on previous submission of 2013 and 2015 and submitted application for stage 5 – external review in 2019.  HRS4R Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2022.

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HR Excellence in Research

HR Excellence in Research