Willing to apply for the HR Award?




Please note that as of 15 May 2018, ALL institutions interested to initiate the application for the "HR Excellence in Research Award" shall use the HRS4R E-tool - the European Commission's official platform, facilitating the management of the HRS4R process.

Enrolment in the HRS4R is voluntary and non-binding.

HRS4R implies a long-term commitment throughout many years, including joint efforts and coordination with various internal and external stakeholders. It is nevertheless a rewarding process as it ensures institution's transition from progress to quality, in terms of the implementation of the 40 principles of the Charter and Code.

Questions should be addressed to the functional mailbox

Download the HRS4R Procedure (200.56 KB)

Download the Technical Guidelines (1.95 MB)

After the receipt of the confirmation letter by the European Commission, the institution has 12 months to fill in the Gap Analysis, the OTM-R and the Action Plan templates in the HRS4R E-tool. Check/Download the templates and read the technical guidelines for more details. Should you encounter difficulties, please contact the functional mailbox: