In 2005, the European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Researchers. These two documents describe the rights and responsibilities of both researchers and their employers and contribute to the creation of a transparent, attractive and an open-labor market for researchers at international level and to make research an attractive professional career.

On July 27, 2016, the University of Cordoba (UCO), signed the adherence to these principles.

In order to define its human resources strategy for research (HRS4R) and follow up on the process, a WORKING GROUP was created consisting of representatives of the main actors involved:

Teaching and research staff of the different Vice-chancellorships involved:

  • Deputy Director of Research
  • Director of the Knowledge Transfer Office
  • Director of International Programs

Administrative staff:

  • 2 representatives of the Research Management Service (heads of the administrative and economic sections)
  • 1 representative of the Vice-Chancellorship for Human Resources
  • 1 representative of the Knowledge Transfer Office

Researchers in different stages:

  •  1 representative of the Central Research Service (a Technician)
  • 1 representative of the pre-doctoral staff (currently-hired FPU scholars)
  • 2 representatives of the postdoctoral staff (currently-hired Juan de la Cierva and Ramón y Cajal scholars)
  • 1 representative of senior researchers (University Professor).

The working group also reports at all times to the SUPERVISOR COMMITTEE, made up of the rector team (Rector, Vice-rectors, General Secretary and Manager).