HR Excellence in Research Award

HR Excellence in Research Award

A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B11: Research Degrees and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award,acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment

UCL has been successful in gaining the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the systems and practices we have in place to support researchers’ career and professional development in line with the national Research Concordat. It acknowledges that we are committed to looking after our research staff and their development.

UCL will display the logo across our websites. Departments are encouraged to display the logo, and/or refer to the award, as evidence of the UCL’s commitment to supporting its researchers. It should be used in grant applications and on web pages and other materials for current and prospective research staff. More information on the award is available from the Vitae website.

The UCL Concordat Implementation Plan can be found below:

pdf Appendix 3 - UCL HR Excellence Award for Researcher progress against original Concordat Implementation Plan (updated September 2015) (pdf 446KB)


pdf Appendix 4 - UCL HR Excellence Award - Concordat Implementation Plan (updated April 2016) (pdf 104KB)


pdf Concordat Implementation Plan - original(pdf 385KB)


pdf HR Excellence in Research Award review report - updated September 2015 (pdf 212KB)