UGA signatory of the European label HRS4R

Since January 2020, the Université Grenoble Alpes has been engaged in a process of labeling its strategy according to the European "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" (HRS4R) procedure. This aims to improve working conditions, particularly for researchers, and thus benefit PhD students.
The European human resources strategy for researchers with PhD students, also known as the Human resources strategy for researchers (HRS4R), aims to improve the practices of research organizations and institutions in terms of recruitment and working conditions for researchers. Awarded by the European Commission, the HRS4R label promotes institutions committed to this approach and signatories of the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for Recruitment".

These two texts define in 40 points on the one hand the roles and responsibilities of researchers, teacher-researchers and staff contributing to research activities, and on the other hand the recommendations enabling their employers to improve working, training and recruitment conditions with a view to making scientific careers and the mobility of researchers more attractive.

Why get the HRS4R label?

By committing to this labeling process, the members of the new university participate in the construction of the European Research Area and comply with the recommendations of the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for Recruitment".

Improved working conditions and attractiveness

This approach is part of the continuous improvement process in the establishments and will contribute more broadly to improving working conditions for all staff. It will contribute to strengthening the attractiveness and international reputation of the Université Grenoble Alpes, particularly in terms of recruiting staff.

The HRS4R label identifies institutions and organizations on the European job portal Euraxess Jobs that offer a stimulating and favorable working environment for researchers.

An asset for European Funding

Obtaining the label is also an asset for obtaining "Horizon 2020" funding, a flagship program for funding research and development activities in Europe. Article 32 of the grant agreement for "Horizon 2020" actions requires beneficiaries to take measures for the implementation of the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers", particularly in terms of working conditions, recruitment processes and career development.

The main stages of the labeling process

To obtain the HRS4R label, the institutions of the new Université Grenoble Alpes are committed to :
  • Establish a diagnosis in relation to the 40 principles of the Charter and the Code.
  • Identify the margins for progress.
  • Build an action plan.
  • Report on the implementation of its HR strategy every three years.
From the letter of commitment to the application for the label, the HRS4R label should be obtained in the second half of 2020.
Updated on January 22, 2021