On 26th August 2015, professor Konrad Wołowski, the Director of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków, signed the declaration of support for the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and thus expressed explicit approval for the principles of the Charter and the Code.
To ensure effective implementation of the principles of the Charter and the Code at IB PAS, the Director of the Institute has appointed the Committee responsible for analysing the national legal framework, internal procedures and rules to identify areas for improvement or establishing new rules of procedure. Moreover, researchers employed by IB PAS as well as PhD students have participated in the survey aimed at acquiring opinion on working conditions and development prospects at IB PAS. Results obtained from document analysis as well as survey data show that IB PAS follows most of the principles of the Charter and the Code. However, to implement all recommendations formulated by the European Commission, the Institute has developed a strategic plan (HRS4R) ensuring full implementation of the principles set forth in the Charter and the Code.
Strategic objectives defined by the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences are aimed at reinforcing its international position, increasing Institute’s participation in research conducted by global consortia and developing researchers’ potential through mobility enhancement. Implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in IB PAS will contribute to achieving Institute’s strategic objectives, maintaining the highest European standards of recruitment, creating favourable research environment as well as providing researchers with development opportunities. Obtaining ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo will confirm that the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences is committed to creating friendly research environment and conducts research in line with current professional standards. It will also improve Institute’s attractiveness as a strategic partner in undertaking joint research projects and enable the Institute to raise more funds to support continuous development.
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