The European Charter & Code for Researchers

The Charter and Code, through 40 general principles and requirements, ensures researchers can enjoy the same rights and obligations in any European country.

 

Charter for researchers: principles and requirements applicable to researchers

Charter for researchers: principles and requirements applicable to emplyers and funders

 

The Code of Conduct for Recruitement: General Principles and Requirements

Clear rules and explicit guidelines for the recruitment and appointment of postdoctoral researchers, including the maximum duration and the objectives of such appointments, should be established by the institutions appointing postdoctoral researchers. Such guidelines should take into account time spent in prior postdoctoral appointments at other institutions and take into consideration that the postdoctoral status should be transitional, with the primary purpose of providing additional professional development opportunities for a research career in the context of longterm career prospects.