Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)


In 2000, the European Research Area (ERA) was established by the EU to strengthen the competitiveness of European institutions through closer research collaboration and better coordination of research infrastructure.

To contribute to the development of the European Research Area (ERA), The European Charter for Researchers and The European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code) were established by the European Commission in 2005. Charter and Code ensures open, transparent and merit-based recruitment of researchers, safeguard good working conditions and focuses on professional development for researchers at all stages of their careers. It also highlights the importance of recognizing and valuing research mobility, internationally, inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary. To implement Charter and Code at the individual institutions, the European commission has developed the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers HRS4R accreditation.

HRS4R in University of Huelva

As part of its commitment to strengthen its competitiveness at the European Research Area the University of Huelva endorsed in 05/12/2022 the European (Charter and Code) that sets out the rules and obligations of researchers, their employers and funders, as well as transparent and fair recruitment procedures.

The submission date of initial GAP-Analysis, HR Strategy and Action Plan of Universidad de Huelva was 19 July 2023. The HR award was granted. The Submission date to the European Commission was 23 August 2023.

Endorsment Letter


Action Plan


Survey Criteria Charter & Code for Researchers


More Information HRS4R


The European Charter for Researchers. The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (download spanish version).