ICIQ is fully committed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of Researchers. In February 2011, ICIQ signed the Declaration of Commitment to the Charter & Code, and since then has been implementing actions in this direction to better comply with these principles.
In August 2017, ICIQ was awarded the HR Excellence in Research stamp by the European Commission. Following the guidelines issued by the European Commission, ICIQ performed an internal gap analysis comparing the existing institutional rules and practices with the 40 principles of the Charter & Code. From this internal gap analysis, an HRS4R plan was designed with the aim of bridging the main gaps between ICIQ practices and Charter & Code principles.
During the year 2019, a new working group was created in order to monitor the HRS4R plan. This working group has been responsible for the Internal Review of the HRS4R and the Action Plan 2020-2023 consisting of 16 actions to be implemented from 2020 to 2023.
ICIQ truly believes that obtaining the HRS4R award strongly contributes to providing an excellent research environment that attracts the best researchers worldwide to the Institute. ICIQ will face the renewal phase and has elaborate a new Action Plan for the 2023-2026 period.
Gender Equality Plan
ICIQ declares its commitment to the establishment and development of policies that integrate equal treatment and opportunities between women and men, without directly or indirectly discriminating on the basis of sex. The institute is also committed to foster and promote measures to establish a real equality of opportunities between women and men as a strategic principle of our Corporate Policy and Human Resources. All of this, in accordance with the definition established by Organic Law 3/2007, of March 22, for effective equality between women and men.
Gender Equality Plan for Women and Men (2019-2023)