Human Resources - HRS4R

The I3PT has one Manual of Selection for the recruitment of research and institutional staff of the institution, based on open, transparent and merit-based recruitment principles, as advised by the European Commission in its Open Report, Transparent Merit Recruitment ( OTM-R).

Selection process

Publication and dissemination of the offer

On the web, Euraxess and other websites in the sector.

Receipt of curriculum vitae

By means of selection software that allows transparency and traceability of the process.

Evaluation of candidacies

Carried out by the Selection Committee with explicit evaluation criteria.

Formalization of the contract

In addition to the information on occupational risk prevention, the professional who becomes part of the I3PT will have access to the Reception Manual, where the regulations are included: “Guide for Research Staff”, “Good Scientific Practices”, “ Good practices in technology and knowledge transfer ", Regulations on intellectual and industrial property of research results".

In order to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities for men and women, the Management of the I3PT has integrated into its policies the commitment to do so.

The I3PT guarantees an institutional culture based on the BenEstar of work, with the implementation of policies and actions that ensure, on a continuous basis, to make workplaces spaces for personal and professional development that recognize added value.

The I3PT seeks to prevent and minimize occupational hazards through the application of Law 31/95 and institutional policies that ensure implementation beyond the Law

  • Self-protection plan

The I3PT has one R & D & I training plan annual as a key point for improving the institution's processes, research activity and knowledge transfer. It is developed in order to inform and train staff, covering the training needs detected, encouraging and disseminating our research and innovation, continuously ensuring professional development at the I3PT.

What is the HRS4R seal?

El Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (▶️HRS4R) is a tool created by the European Commission (EC) to deploy one human resources strategy to support research staff and provide funding to research institutions.

The institutions recognized with the seal have demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement in the adoption of the principles of "European Charter of Researchers" and the "Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers".

The HRS4R certifies that these organizations are committed to creating a framework to achieve thescientific excellence, improve the performance and the well-being of the research staff, and one stimulating and attractive work environment, while progressing towards the principles of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (Open Transparent Based Recruitment).

Procedure for obtaining the stamp

2017-2020. Self-evaluation phase

The I3PT initiates a self-assessment to adopt the principles of the Charter and the Code, and a working group is formed to reflect on the benefits of applying the HRS4R strategy.

2020-2021. Initial phase

The I3PT sends the request for recognition of the HRS4R Seal to the EC. Attached:
1. Commitment Letter
2. SWOT analysis
3. GAP analysis
4. Action Plan proposal
5. OTM-R

SWOT analysis
Action Plan (Initial Proposal)

2021. Obtaining the seal

The Institute obtains the HRS4R seal and launches the 2020-2023 Action Plan.
The working group is launched, with representation from all the professional profiles of the I3PT, to monitor the implementation of the actions.

2023. Interim evaluation of the EC

The EC assesses the state of implementation of the Action Plan and proposes corrective actions that lead to:
o Alienation of the Action Plan from the Strategic Plan
o Revision of the OTM-R
o Review of the Analysis-GAP
o Reorganization of the Action Plan

Human resources strategy for researchers

Stages to obtain the HRS4R seal:

  1. Internal analysis of the entity to detect deficiencies in accordance with the principles of the Charter and the European Code of the researcher, and to develop an action plan.
  2. Publish the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers on the institutional website.
  3. The European Commission recognizes that the research institution has adopted a human resources strategy for researchers and, if approved, grants the logo of excellence.
  4. Implementation and self-evaluation. The institution carries out an internal analysis within 24 months of obtaining the HR excellence in Research badge to ensure compliance with the action plan and to evaluate the progress made in human resource strategy.
  5. Renewal of recognition by the European Commission 5 years after recognition of HRS4R. During these five years the institution will have to apply the actions proposed in the initial action plan and update them.
  6. Commitment to quality and continuous improvement in the fulfillment of the phases.


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