Implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers at PRIO

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

The European Charter for Researchers (the Charter) and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (the Code) were adopted by the European Commission as a recommendation to the member states. The Charter and Code address researchers as well as employers and funders in both the public and private sectors. The Charter provides a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers, while the Code promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. The goal of the Charter and Code is to ensure a relationship between researchers and employers/funders that stimulates good results in terms of generating, transferring, sharing and disseminating new knowledge and technological development, and career development for researchers. The Charter and Code also recognise the value of all forms of mobility and means of enhancing professional development of researchers.

The European Charter and Code for Researchers contain 40 recommended principles concerning the responsibilities and obligations of researchers and their funders and/or employers in relation to four main areas:

I
Ethical and
Professional Aspects
II
Recruitment
and Selection
III
Working Conditions
and Social Security
IV
Training and
Development

PRIO’s Declaration of Endorsement

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is an independent, international and interdisciplinary research institute, founded in 1959. The institute cultivates the highest standards of academic excellence and is a leader in shaping the global peace research agenda. PRIO has an international research staff of approximately 85 members in full and part-time positions, and in addition 15 in administrative and support functions. The working language at the institute is English. PRIO is an equal opportunity employer and values staff diversity. For further information about the institute, see our About page.

PRIO endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in a Declaration that was submitted to the European Commission, 6 July 2011. The endorsement of the Charter and Code was a strategic decision aimed at enhancing the Institute’s human resources strategy for researchers.

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