University Director's Office
Charter & Code

HR in Research

UiB received the "HR Excellence in Research" award in December 2019. Our aim is to strengthen the quality of our research, boost researchers' careers and make our research communities more competitive.

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To improve our HR policy for researchers, UiB will implement the principles of the "European Charter & Code for Researchers", adopted by the European Commission.

UiB har oppnådd statusen «HR Excellence in Research»

UiB has been granted the "HR Excellence in Research" award.


HR in Research – report provides information on the principles, procedures and measures to improve R&D staff's working conditions.

The University Board's decision on applying for the "HR Excellence in Research" award.

Steering Group

Robert Rastad, University Director
Annelin Eriksen,  Pro-Rector
Sonja Irene Dyrkorn, Deputy Director General, HR
Vibeke Kyrkjebø Irgan, Head of the BOA team
Odd André Karlsen, Associate Professor (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences)
Agnes Camilla Bernt, Professor (Faculty of Law)
Magnus Hoem Iversen, Post Doc (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Magdalena Keindl, PhD Student (Faculty of Mecidine)

Revised Action Plan (2021)

The preparations for Interim Assesment (Internal Review) were presented for the University Board in November 2021, based on the Steering Group's review of the actions.

The full Revised Action Plan will be made available when submitted to the EU Commission.

Gap Analysis, OTMR check list and Action Plan (2019)

UiB's Gap Analysis


Report from survey among UiB's researchers


2018-04-03Joint startup meeting, Workshops I-IIIProtocol
2018-04-13Workshop I
Professional and ethical aspects and Training and development


2018-05-03Workshop II
Recruitment and selection


2018-05-29Workshop III
Working Conditions and Social Security


2018-11-01Workshop IV,
OTMR checklist


Protocols from Steering Group meetings


    Spring 2017Established a central project organisation
    Autumn 2017UiB decided to use the “strengthened” affiliation process for C&C
    Spring 2018Gap Analysis and Workshops 
    Spring 2019Action Plan for implementing Charter & Code
    Autumn 2019Apply for the HR Excellence in Research award and implementing Charter & Code
    December 2019HR Excellence in Research status awarded
    Autumn 2021Internal Review/Interim Assessment