HR Excellence in Research 


Fundación del Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos (FHNP) has obtained the recognition of HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) by adhering to the principles established through the ´European Charter for Researchers´ and the ´Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers´, recommend by the European Commission.


The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as employers of researchers. On the other hand, the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers consists of a set of general principles and requirements that should be followed by employers when recruiting researchers. The main objective is to ensure the transparency of the recruitment process and equal treatment of all applicants.


The achievement of the HR Excellent Seal guarantees that the FHNP follows good practices for the recruitment of researchers as well as accomplishes with the requirement for participation in national and European calls such as Horizon 2020 and next program Horizonte Europe.


The process to obtain the recognition is being led by the Foundation General Manager with the collaboration of the Board of Trustees Secretary and the Human Resources and Project Management Department. An external consultant, Effectia, has been asked to advice in the first steps of the process.



The Foundation has established the following work schedule:

A working group for the self-assessment of the current departments and services of the institution has been appointed. The group is formed by the Foundation General Manager, the Board of Trustees Secretary, Human Resources and Project Management Department and representatives of all the researchers (R1-R4) hired in the institution. With the assistance of Effectia Consulting, a specific action plan which contains feasible measures towards the implementation of the strategy has ben developed.


A working group of 16 people formed by the Director of the Foundation, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, European Project Manager, Human Resources, Research Staff (R1-R4) and Effectia Consulting has been set up to draft an Action Plan, with the aim of implementing in this entity the requirements and principles of the European Commission.


The Foundation is committed to implement the procedure to enter the Human Resources Stategy and strongly encourage the participation of the research community in this process. Therefore, suggestions and comments are welcome to the email of the Research Management Unit:



  • Documents:


Declaration of Commitment

Action Plan


  • Links:

European Charter for Researchers

Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers


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