HR Excellence in Research Award

Stirling achieved the HR Excellence in Research Award in 2011. This is a UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, it enables institutions to gain the European Commission's 'HR Excellence in Research' badge, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

We were made the award on the basis of our plan for the development of resources, structures, systems and training to support researchers.

In September 2015 we submitted a report on actions to date HREiR Report 2015 and also our new action plan for 2015-17 HREiR Action Plan which sets out the University’s commitment to continuing to grow and refine the support we offer researchers.

Our previous action plans and report documents are available here:

We welcome feedback on our support for researchers at any time. Please contact researcherdevelopment@stir.ac.uk with any comments or queries.

Further information about the award is available from the European Commission or for information about its operation in the UK visit the Vitae website.  You can download a copy of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

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