Concordat and HR Excellence in Research

HR Excellence in research logoThis page introduces the Concordat, the University's implementation of the Concordat, the HR Excellence in Research Award and the Researcher Development Framework.

The Concordat

The University fully endorses the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and will engage with its vision to ensure ongoing enhancement of the professional and career development of its research staff. As part of its implementation of the Concordat, the University produced a brochure, Valuing Research Staff - Implementing the Concordat, illustrating some of the systems, structures and development opportunities that support our researchers. In endorsing the Concordat, the University also endorses the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Read more about the implementation of the Concordat at the University of Hertfordshire.

The HR Excellence in Research Award

The University of Hertfordshire has been awarded the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Badge.

The University has held the badge since December 2010. The award is in recognition of the University's commitment and achievements in implementing the Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers and the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes.  On receiving confirmation of our continued success in retaining the award for four more years, Prof Grace Lees-Maffei, Chair of the University of Hertfordshire Researcher Development Working Group said: 'This is an excellent result for the University. Vitae and the European Commission have recognised our very good work in supporting our researchers.'


Original assessment: 2010

2 year assessment

4 year assessment

6 year assessment

8 year assessment