The HRS4R process at Örebro University

In March 2005, the European Commission issued a recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The aim of the Charter & Code is to help create the world's most competitive knowledge-based economy through European research activities.

The Charter & Code are a set of general principles and requirements which specify the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers, as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. They also outline principles and requirements that should be followed by employers and/or funders when appointing or recruiting researchers. 

Örebro University is using the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), a tool that is provided by the Commission for the implementation of the Charter & Code. 

The work at ORU started in 2017 and is continuously an important part in our quality assurance work. Here is a timeline of our process.