HR Excellence in Research

RMIT is the first Australian institution to receive the HR Excellence in Research Award.

The award recognises institutions which strategically align their human resources policies to the European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. It means that talented researchers looking for new employment or collaboration opportunities can trust RMIT’s commitment to providing a supportive, world-class research environment.

The European Commission’s ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ supports research institutions in the implementation of the Charter and Code in their policies and practices. 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, 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 is proud to be recognised with the HR Excellence in Research Award as a sector leader in researcher recruitment and development in Australia.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer