Human Resources Strategy in Research – HRS4R
Project: HR Excellence in Research University of Ostrava"
Reg. No.: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_028/0006225
The University of Ostrava obtained one of significant awards related to the HR policy in research. It has succeeded to fulfil strict criteria of the European Commission and to obtain the HR Excellence in Research Award. Among other institutions having this award, there is for instance Swiss CERN or the University of Oxford.
“The University of Ostrava wants to be not only a highly regarded education institution (which is supported by the fact that we recently succeeded to acquire institutional accreditation and to receive financial means to build new university buildings), but also a first-rate research institution. Doing “good science” requires quality researchers and obtaining the HR Award, which was granted to the University of Ostrava as to the third university in the Czech Republic, will help us to create good working conditions for researchers and to attract co-workers from abroad,” said the Rector of the University of Ostrava prof. MUDr. Jan Lata, CSc.
“Now is the time to fulfil our commitments from the Action Plan. It means that there is a lot of hard work ahead of us in a number of HR related areas. Also because of the constant changes in the academic environment, we will need to flexibly adjust the strategy to fulfil the principles of the Charter and Code. I believe that we will achieve it, that we will retain the award and that we will create working conditions for the researchers which will allow us to attract many new talents,” says Vice-Rector of the University of Ostrava and guarantor of the project doc. Mgr. Pavel Drozd, Ph.D.
OUR PROGRESS SO FAR
In 2005, European Commission created the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers to contribute to development of an attractive, open, and permanent European labour market for researchers, where regulations shall enable to recruit and keep high quality researchers in environment supporting effective work and productivity.
European policy of human resources management in the field of science and research has been supported also by Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports by means of Operational Programme Research, Development and Education. University of Ostrava has also joined this programme and has become a successful applicant for support from the Ministry of Education with the project “HR Excellence in Research na Ostravské univerzitě”.
In November 2017, University of Ostrava sent commitment letter to European Commission including endorsement of principles of Charter and Code and commitment to take the necessary steps to implement HR strategy in compliance with principles of Charter and Code to obtain the “HR Excellence in Research Award”. Consequently, by November 2018, we must provide the European Commission with results of our Gap Analysis and Action Plan.
University employees got involved in the project by completing a survey, which was distributed through the university in the second half of May 2018.
To achieve the best results and correct procedures in processing the application for the HR Excellence in Research logo, we have cooperated (and we are going to keep cooperating) with other universities as well, Czech and foreign, in the form of international workshops and study visits.
Currently, we are in the implementation phase of the project, i.e. we are implementing the actions from the Action Plan, because 24 months later, we will have to perform interim assessment. Once it will be done, our progress and new targets will be assessed every three years.
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Details of the Project
|Timeline of Initiation Phase|
|Endorsement of The European Charter and The Code principles||December 1, 2017|
|Internal Gap Analysis and Action Plan preparation||January – November 2018|
|Submission of the Gap Analysis and Action Plan to the European Commission and publishing the documents on the university website||November 28, 2018|
|Successful administrative eligibility check of the application (Gap Analysis, Action Plan, OTM-R checklist) by the European Commission||December 3, 2018|
|Requirement from the European Commission to revise the application||January 23, 2019|
|Submission of revised application to the European Commission||March 15, 2019|
|Successful administrative eligibility check of the revised application by the European Commission||April 4, 2019|
|Initial assessment of the application and granting||May 6, 2019|
|Timeline of Implementation|
|Action Plan Implementation||From December 2018|
|Internal Interim Self-Assessment of the original Action plan and creation of a revised Action Plan for following 36 moths||24 months after obtaining the HR Award|
|Implementation of the revised Action Plan based on the Interim Assessment and External Assessment & Site visit||36 months after Interim Self-Assessment|
|HR Award Steering Committee:|
|Project Guarantor||doc. Mgr. Pavel Drozd, Ph.D.||Vice-Rector for Science|
|Supervisor||Mgr. Monika Šumberová||Head of Rector´s Office|
|HR Manager||Ing. Jana Kuchařová|
|HR Award Working Group:|
|Coordinator of Strategy and Ethics Group||doc. Mgr. Pavel Drozd, Ph.D.|
|Group members||Mgr. Lucie Dokoupilová, Ph.D., MBA |
RNDr. Tomáš Drobík, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Jan Hradecký, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Diana Svobodová, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Soňa Kalenda, Ph.D.
Mgr. Denisa Višňovská
doc. MUDr. Václav Procházka, Ph.D., MSc., MBA
|Coordinator of HR Group||Ing. Jana Kuchařová|
|Group members||Mgr. Libor Běhounek, Ph.D. |
Ing. Mgr. Vítězslav Bican, Ph.D.
Bc. Lucie Holubová
Ing. Ladislava Petrů
Mgr. Martin Sieber
Mgr. Monika Šumberová
|Coordinator of Popularization Group||Mgr. Adam Soustružník|
|Group members||Mgr. Martina Hoňková |
Ing. Andrea Svobodová
Mgr. Jan Fric
Ing. Petra Čubíková
Mgr. Tomáš Fabík
|Head of Project||Mgr. Helena Repaňová|
|Financial Manager||Mgr. Jiřina Hladká|
Updated: 12. 06. 2019