Back HR Strategy - HRS4R

BCBL is committed to excellence in human resources management. That is why the center acceded to the principles established in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for hiring researchers (Chater and code, C&C), two documents containing the 40 principles with recommendations about the responsibilities and duties of researches, employers and funders in relation to the ethical and professional aspects, recruitment processes and working conditions of researchers.

In February 2017, the BCBL was granted the official acknowledgement of the European Commission to excellence in research human resources management and works continuously on its human resources policies and strategies.

As part of the aforementioned process, the BCBL has a Working Group composed of staff members belonging to management, administration and researchers of all experience levels. Every two years we carry out assessments and working environment surveys and outline an action plan to implement ongoing improvement measures.

Initial - Award achievement phase (related PDFs at link):


Interim Self Assessment phase (pdf-s below):

  • HRS4R General Annual meeting 2018
  • OTM-R Policy
  • HRS4R Interim Self Assessment
  • HRS4R General Annual meeting 2019
  • HRS4R Working Group Mission


Renewal Phase (pdf-s below):

  • HRS4R  General Annual meeting 2020
  • HRS4R General Annual meeting 2021
  • Updated Action Plan June 2022
  • HRS4R Enriched Internal Review report 2022