In May 2017, IrsiCaixa signed the declaration of commitment to the principles of the Charter and Code, with the aim to improve its working conditions for research, making the institution a more attractive place to develop a research of excellence. Thus, IrsiCaixa expressed its interest in the framework of the HRS4R strategy as a tool for self-assessment of the current departments and services of IrsiCaixa in Human Resources area. The implementation of the Charter & Code make the institution more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project.
Since August of 2018, IrsiCaixa has the official acknowledgment for HR Excellence in Research granted by the European Commission.
The European Commission grants the HR Excellence in Research award through EURAXESS, a pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world. Inquiries can be made through the EURAXESS Catalonia contact points. EURAXESS Catalonia offers a Welcome pack with useful information for living or staying in Catalonia which includes: living in Catalonia, health and education system, or accommodation.
This award reflects the IrsiCaixa commitment to continuously improve its Human Resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, notably the commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures.