News from CRG
On 3rd March, Bruna Vives, the new CRG Managing Director at the CRG, together with the first two hundred Deans, Rectors and representatives of universities and research institutes that have implemented the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, received the HR Excellence in Research Award. To mark the event, the European Commission hosted a conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Charter and Code.
The Centre for Genomic Regulation endorsed the Charter and Code in 2008 and received the HR Excellence in Research logo from the European Commission on November 2013. Within this framework, the CRG adopted an Action Plan 2013-2015, which is being accomplished gradually. For example, CRG created a Training Unit to set up an annual training plan for all professional categories in order to improve and boost professional skills and career development. A Gender Balance Committee has been created in order to strengthen a Gender Action Plan. Some of the actions raised by this Committee have already come out, as published in this recent piece of news on the International Women’s Day. Finally, a specific working group is preparing a comprehensive Staff Handbook that will provide information tailored to each professional category. “The HR Excellence in Research Award has been the catalyst for change. There are still many things to do but we are on the right direction. We are working hard to make the CRG a good place to work that enables scientists to successfully develop their research”, states Bruna Vives.