Institute of Plant Genetics
Polish Academy of Sciences

HRS4R Implementation Process


December 2012: professor Bogdan Wolko, Director of the IPG PAS signed the declaration of endorsement of Charter & Code []. The implementation process has started.
April 2013: the HR Working Group for the Charter & Code has been appointed. The committee comprised 11 people: P. Kachlicki, Z. Zwierzykowski, A. Kosmala, G. Koczyk, T. Pniewski, M. Jędryczka, B. Naganowska, M. Błoch-Przybylska, M. Kaczmarek, J. Strakowska, A. Stachowiak-Szrejbrowska. The first step of the implementation was to analyze to what extent the existing practices at the IPG PAS are in line with the provisions of the Charter and the Code. Therefore, all the principles and requirements arising from the provisions of the Charter and Code have been analyzed for their implementation at the IPG PAS.
June 2013: a questionnaire was elaborated and sent to all researchers and PhD students (June 2013). Next, results of previous steps have been summarized.
- December 2013: the HR Working Group prepared a report on the Internal Gap Analysis and the Action Plan in order to incorporate the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.

On January 20, 2014 the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences was awarded the prestigious "HR Excellence in Research" award for the implementation of the provisions of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. By implementing the Charter and Code, the IPG PAS fosters international collaboration and contributes to development of an open and attractive European labour market for researchers.

January 2016: self-assessment after 2 years (questionnaire)

April 2016a report after self-assessment sent to the European Commission

April 2016: a report and Action Plan 2016-2018 accepted by the European Commission

January 2018: division of the HR Working group into the WG and the Steering Committee; current composition of the HR Working Group: A. Stachowiak-Szrejbrowska, M. Błoch-Przybylska, H. Ćwiek-Kupczyńska, P. Kachlicki, A. Kosmala, M. Kroc, A. Kuczyńska, B. Naganowska, K. Stefanowicz, N. Witaszak. Steering Committee – prof. Bogdan Wolko, Director of the Institute, prof. Małgorzata Jędryczka, Deputy Director for Research.

February 2018: self-assessment after 2 years (questionnaire)

March-June 2018: work of the HR Working Group towards the new Action Plan

October-November 2018: meetings of the Steering Committee with researchers (R1-R2 and R3-R4) to discuss the Action Plan developed by the HR Working Group
November 2018: the HR Steering Committee adopted the  Action Plan 

February 2019 - a report sent to the European Commission

September 2019 - HRS4R site visit

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