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HR Excellence

The i3S, welcomes the initiative of the European Commission which is described in the “European Charter for Researchers” and to the “Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”.

By adhering to this Charter and Code of conduct, i3S, through the three Institutes (IBMC, INEB and IPATIMUP) commits itself to follow the principles laid out in the documents, wishes to create and adequate framework for all its researchers, improve the conditions for the incorporation of researchers and contribute to enhance the attractiveness of the research career in Europe as proposed by the European Commission.

i3S is a new institute that encompasses three independent institutions - IBMC, INEB and IPATIMUP - working together towards a merger into a single entity. Therefore, the four HR departments follow convergent strategies with shared goals and keep working together, equally involved in the implementation of the action plan. The objectives and the actions planned, whose implementation this group is coordinating, are exactly the same and so are the working groups for each institution under the i3S umbrella. However, the numbers presented for the organizational information are necessarily different.
At this point, HRS4R are at different implementation phases:

  • IBMC – under minor revisions
  • INEB – HRS4R award granted
  • IPATIMUP – under revision


The European Charter for Researchers. The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers 

Carta Europeia do Investigador e Código de Conduta para o Recrutamento de Investigadores 

OTM-R Basic Principals

Action Plan i3S/IBMC

Committement Letter IBMC

Action Plan i3S/INEB

Committement Letter INEB

Action Plan i3S/IPATIMUP

Committement Letter i3S/IPATIMUP