The University of Limerick is a member of the third cohort of EU institutions to apply for the HR Strategy for Researchers. In order to develop the strategy, the University of Limerick carried out an internal analysis resulting in the development of the University of Limerick HR Strategy and Action Plan for Researchers.
The strategy and action plan have been acknowledged by the European Commission and the right to use the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo was awarded to the University of Limerick in 2013.
Progress on the implementation of the strategy and action plan is reflected in the self-assessment report, which was submitted by the University of Limerick to the European Commission in 2015. The European Commission concluded from the report that the University of Limerick is clearly committed towards the full achievement of the HRS4R process.
A copy of the HR Researcher Open Forum Meeting Presentation from January 2016, which provides an update on the implementation of the HRS4R to research staff is available here: HRS4R Research Staff Open Forum Presentation
The next step of the HRS4R is for an internal review of how the action plan has progressed to be submitted by the University of Limerick to the European Commission in December 2018. This internal review will then be assessed by an external panel of expert peer reviewers appointed by the European Commission through desk-based assessment, followed by a site visit.