The European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in 2005. These documents should ensure that all researchers have the same rights and obligations in the European Research Area. The European Charter defines the rights and obligations of researchers and organizations and the Code of Conduct requires the transparency and unique employment conditions throughout the European area.
By signing the Declaration on the Accession to the Charter and the Code of Researchers in 2010, developing the Human Resources Development Strategy in the Scientific and Research Work with the action plan within the ERASMUS + project “Enhancement of HE research potential contributing to further growth of the WB region – Re@WBC and its evaluation by the European Commission, the University of Novi Sad was awarded with a prestigious acknowledgement - the Logo of Excellence in the field of improving the work conditions of researchers.
With the Human Resources Development Strategy with the action plan the University of Novi Sad strives to take all necessary measures to ensure the conditions for creating an open and transparent labor market, better working conditions and attractiveness of scientific careers, developing different skills and a more stable social position of the researchers. In this way, the University of Novi Sad strives to become a stimulating environment for researchers, not only within the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, the Republic of Serbia and the region, but also in the European Higher Education Area.
About OTM-R (Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment) policy
The 'OTM-R Package' is a set of practical and useful tools for implementing Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations.
The rationale: Why is OTM-R essential?
The principles and guideline: What a good OTM-R system should look like?
A checklist for institutions as a self-assessment tool: How do the current practices rate?
The toolkit: A step by step guide to improve the OTM-R practices
Examples of good practice
OTM-R ensures that the best person for the job is recruited, guarantees equal opportunities and access for all, facilitates developing an international portfolio (cooperation, competition, mobility) and makes research careers more attractive. OTM-R brings benefits to researchers, institutions and the wider research system. More specifically, OTM-R makes research careers more attractive, ensures equal opportunities for all candidates and facilitates mobility. Overall, it may contribute to an increase in the cost-effectiveness of investments in research!