RMIT fully endorses the general rules of the European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The European Commission’s ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ supports research institutions in the implementation of the Charter and Code in their policies and practices. This implementation will attract talented researchers looking for new employment or collaboration opportunities by demonstrating a commitment to providing a supportive, world-class research environment.
The Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award recognises institutions across Europe and the UK which strategically align their human resources policies to the 40 principles of the Charter & Code.
RMIT is currently on track to be the first Australian institution to receive the HR Excellence in Research Award.
Many of the good practice principles presented in the European Charter and Code have already been applied at our University. We are fully committed to address and implement the remaining regulations included in both documents, in line with our own strategic plan and the NHMRC’s Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
The University not only supports the work and development of individual researchers, but also places significant focus on research integrity in undertaking high quality research. In adopting the framework of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, we aim to embed this focus in the wide array of current activities in the human resources area.
Our Action Plan (part of the conditions of the Award) defines these aims and clears a pathway towards their implementation. We already have detailed information about the recruitment process for all prospective RMIT staff on our Applying with Us page. And after an extensive consultation period with stakeholders from all sections of our research community, we will also continue to develop and implement initiatives including:
A new research repository for publishing our research
Research Portal: access to information and support for researchers
Athena SWAN Action Plan 2019 – 2023
Re-Ignite Program: support for career interruptions
Access to career guidance, mentoring, networks and training
RMIT will be proud to be recognised with the HR Excellence in Research Award as a sector leader in researcher recruitment and development in Australia.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.