On the 31st of March 2015 the Biomedical Research Institute in Girona (IDIBGI) received the "HR Excellence in Research" award. This award and its logo reflect IDIBGI commitment to continously improve its human resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers".
The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers are addressed to researchers as well as to employers and funders in both the public and private sectors. They are key elements in the European Union's policy to make research an attractive career, which is a vital feature of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth.
The Biomedical Research Institute in Girona (IDIBGI) endorsed the “Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers” (C&C) in May 2011, and joined the Fourth Cohort of the Institutional Human Resources Strategy Group in 2012, attending the Kick-off meeting of the group project in Brussels.
IDIBGI organs of government approved the IDIBGI Strategic Plan for 2013-2017 in December 2013. One of the main challenges included is to promote measures to improve transparency and meritocracy in the recruitment and retention of talent, promoting the goals of the European Research Area. IDIBGI Executive Committee gave to the IDIBGI Director and Manager the mandate to accomplish the acknowledgment on Human Resources Strategy for Researchers by the European Commission by the end of 2014, this decision was also supported by CERCA institution.
During 2014, IDIBGI has carried out an internal gap analysis and completed an action plan identifying a number of key areas for change and further development. This process has been completely open, with the active involvement of an internal Working Group formed by representatives from all IDIBGI professional categories.
IDIBGI Action Plan 2014-2018 will align the HR institution strategy with the European Charter and Code principles. This plan was reviewed by CERCA institution and approved by the IDIBGI Board of Trustees on December 11th, 2014.