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Charter and Code of Researchers

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In March 2005, the European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, and recommended all member states to implement these codes. They are aimed at the researchers and the institutions that recruit them and are key elements within the EU policy to make a career in research attractive.


The European Charter for Researchers specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers. The aim of the Charter is to ensure that the nature of the relationship between researchers and employers is conducive to a successful performance in generating, transferring and sharing knowledge and to the career development of researchers.

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers aims to ensure observance of values such as transparency and fairness and suggests taking into consideration the whole range of experience of candidates: bibliometric index, teaching, supervision, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management of research and innovation and public awareness activities.


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