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European Charter for Researchers

The European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers is 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. The aim of the Charter is to ensure that the nature of the relationship between researchers and employers or funders is conducive to successful performance in generating, transferring, sharing and disseminating knowledge and technological development, and to the career development of researchers.

The Charter also recognizes the value of all forms of mobility as a means for enhancing the professional development of researchers. In this sense, the Charter constitutes a framework for researchers, employers and funders which invites them to act responsibly and as professionals within their working environment, and to recognise each other as such. The Charter addresses all researchers in the European Union at all stages of their career and covers all fields of research in the public and private sectors, irrespective of the nature of the appointment or employment, the legal status of their employer or the type of organisation or establishment in which the work is carried out. It takes into account the multiple roles of researchers, who are appointed not only to conduct research and/or to carry out development activities but are also involved in supervision, mentoring, management or administrative tasks.

General principles and requirements applicable for researchers:
    - Research Freedom
    - Ethical principles
    - Professional responsibility
    - Professional attitude
    - Contractual and legal obligations
    - Accountability
    - Good practice in research
    - Dissemination, exploitation of results
    - Public engagement
    - Relation with supervisors
    - Supervision and managerial duties
    - Continuing Professional Development
General principles and requirements applicable for employers and funders:
    - Recognition of the profession
    - Non-discrimination
    - Research environment
    - Working conditions
    - Stability and permanence of employment
    - Funding and salaries
    - Gender balance
    - Career development
    - Value of mobility
    - Access to research training and continuous development
    - Access to career advice
    - Intellectual Property Rights
    - Co-authorship
    - Supervision
    - Teaching
    - Evaluation/appraisal systems
    - Complaints/appeals
    - Participation in decision-making bodies
    - Recruitment
From 2015 the Silesian University of Technology supports the initiative of the European Commission and the recommendations given in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In 2016, the university has successfully gained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research logo. The award acknowledges University's alignment with vigorous and transparent implementation strategy for improving the career development of researchers.
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