Oxford Brookes retains HR Excellence in Research Award recognition

Friday, 21 October 2016

HR excellence in research

Oxford Brookes University has retained its HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

The award recognises the University’s commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of its research-active staff.

Oxford Brookes first received the award in 2012 and has retained it following a four-year review involving researchers from across the University.

Oxford Brookes is one of now 100 universities in the UK who have achieved this Award.

Professor Linda King, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships said: “We are delighted to have retained our HR Excellence in Research Award. The award ties in closely with our new Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy, launched earlier this year, in which we recognise that our staff are central to our success and we will continue to introduce and invest in programmes to support colleagues at all stages of their career.” 

The Award acknowledges the University’s alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment

We are delighted to have retained our HR Excellence in Research Award. The award ties in closely with our new Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy, launched earlier this year, in which we recognise that our staff are central to our success and we will continue to introduce and invest in programmes to support colleagues at all stages of their career.

Professor Linda Kind, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes University

It incorporates both the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree programmes and the  2008 Concordat to Support Career Development of Researchers.  

The Concordat is an agreement  between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education. It sets out clear standards that research staff can expect from the institution that employs them, as well as their responsibilities as researchers. 

More information on the process and action plans can also be found on the University’s research webpages

Vitae develop and manage the UK-specific process and further information about the HR Excellence in Research Award can be found on their website

In July this year Oxford Brookes launched is inaugural Research Excellence Awards, part of its commitment to supporting research-active academics. The standard of applications received for this scheme were excellent and reflect the strength of research at the University. 

Keep an eye on the news pages for further information throughout the coming year on the 23 recipients and their research.