• Human Resources Strategy for Researchers


IQS has decided to fully adhere to the declaration of commitment to the principles of the “Charter for European Researches” and the “Code of Conduct for the recruitment of Researchers” promoted by the European Commission.
The  HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) has been structured and launched by the European Commission as a tool to support universities and research institutions and all organizations that fund research in application of the “Charter European researcher "and the “Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers” which aim to contribute to the development of an attractive European labour market for them.

The charter and the code of conduct are recommendations made by the Commission to Member States, which are invited to apply them voluntarily:
  • European Charter for Researchers: The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements defining the roles, responsibilities and rights of researchers, entrepreneurs and funders.
  • Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers: The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, which does not differ much from the standard rules on hiring, stresses the importance of open and transparent procurement procedures, and also of diverse and experienced selection teams.

The quality seal awarded by the European Commission "HR Excellence in Research” identifies universities and institutions that generate and support the existence of a stimulating and encouraging research environment.

More than 476 organisations, 90 of them Spanish have received the HR Excellence in Research award.

IQS welcomes and supports the Recommendations of the European Commission containing the “European Charter for Researchers” and the “Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers”, and hereby commits, according to its internal policies, to further develop its internal human resources’ strategy, adhering to the recommendations and the principles set out in the Charter and Code and to guarantee transparency, accessibility, equity, and the pursuit of excellence in the recruitment of researchers.

Human Resources Strategy for Researcher (HRS4R)