European Commission - DG Research

Opinion survey about the implementation and level of awareness of the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers'

Dear Madam / Sir

The Evaluation Partnership (TEP) and Deloitte have been contracted by the European Commission to evaluate the implementation and level of awareness of the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers' (Charter & Code)"

This on-line consultation is a fundamental tool being used in the evaluation. We are therefore asking you, as a person active in the research community to kindly complete this questionnaire. We are very interested in eliciting the different views and opinions of research community on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in order to provide the Commission with feedback on how to improve their communication activities and better enhance / support the implementation of the Charter & Code. We believe you will need 10 minutes to complete the survey questionnaire.

We would like to thank you for your time and willingness to contribute to this evaluation.

Should you have any question or need support with regard to this questionnaire, do not hesitate to send an e-mail to Karine Op De Beeck (kopdebeeck@deloitte.com)

Yours sincerely,

The Evaluation Team

CONFIDENTIALITY GUARANTEE: In line with common evaluation practices, and according to the Belgian law of 11 December 1998 implementing Directive 95/46/EC on Privacy Protection in relation to the Processing of Personal Data, the content of your completed questionnaire will remain strictly confidential and the questionnaire will not be disclosed by TEP / Deloitte to third parties. During the survey, individual answers to the questionnaires are hosted on the server of the web-survey provider, Infopoll. Final results will be presented in aggregate form only.
 

Personal information

1.1.  Please indicate your native country:
 
(Please specify)
 
1.2.  Please indicate in which country you work:
 
(please specify)
 
1.3.  Please indicate your gender:
 
FemaleMale
 
1.4.  Please indicate your age:
 
 
1.5.  Please indicate the type of organisation you work for (choose all that apply):
 
(please specify)
 
1.6.  Please indicate the type of function / level you have in the organisation:
 
(please specify)
 

Your knowledge about the Charter & Code

2.1.  Have you heard of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers?
 
 

You do not know the general content of the Charter & Code

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their Recruitment (Charter & Code) is a set of principles specifying responsibilities and entitlements of researchers, employers and funders. The Charter formulates general principles applicable to Researchers, while the Code focuses on a set of general principles to be followed by employers and funders when appointing or recruiting researchers. Both are complementary and serve to make research an attractive career.

3.1.  Are the Charter & Code something you would like to know more about?
 
YesNo
 
3.2.  By which channel would you prefer to be informed? (multiple answers possible)
 
(please specify)
 
3.3.  Who do you see as the most effective source of information to learn about the Charter & Code? (multiple answers possible)
 
(please specify)
 
3.4.  Please rate the importance you give to the following subjects:
 
   Please comment (optional)
Not importantImportantVery importantNo opinion
Research freedom
Recognition of the researchers profession
Non discrimination
Stimulating work environment of researchers
Attractive remuneration and social security provisions (sickness, pensions...)
Intellectual property rights / co-authorship
Recognition of the value of the mobility
Career developments and prospects
Transparency of recruitment / selection / judging merit
Participation in decision-making bodies
Recognition of variations in CVs / qualifications
Clear rules for postdoctoral appointments
Other (please specify)
 
3.5.  To the best of your knowledge, did the organisation you work for sign the Charter & Code?
 
(After this question, please go to question 5.1)
 
YesNoDo not know
 

You know the content of the Charter & Code

4.1.  To what extent are you familiar with the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their Recruitment' (Charter & Code)?
 
 
4.2.  To what extent do you agree with the following statements regarding the Charter & Code?
 
   Please comment (optional)
I disagreeI partly agreeI fully agreeNo opinion / do not know
The Charter & Code are well known within the research community
The Charter & Code are good instruments to raise awareness about the main issues in the current working conditions of researchers
The content of the Charter & Code is easy to understand
I fully agree with the content of the Charter & Code
The Charter & Code usefully highlight the major improvement needs with regard to researchers' working conditions
The Charter & Code are good triggers to launch a process of improvement of the researchers working conditions
Some principles and requirements of the Charter & Code are too difficult to implement.
The organisation you work for is implementing the Charter & Code
 
4.3.  Who informed you about the Charter & Code? (multiple answers possible)
 
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4.4.  Through which type(s) of communication channels have you been informed about the Charter & Code? (Multiple answers possible)
 
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4.5.  Please comment on the information that you have received on the Charter & Code?
 
   Please comment (optional)
I disagreeI partly agreeI fully agreeNo opinion
The information I received was useful
The information I received was clearly presented
The information I received was available in my language
I know where to obtain more information if needed
I have been sufficiently informed about the Charter & Code
 
4.6.  Please rate the importance you give to the following subjects:
 
   Please comment (optional)
Not importantImportantVery importantNo opinion
Research freedom
Recognition of the researchers profession
Non discrimination
Stimulating work environment of researchers
Attractive remuneration and social security provisions (sickness, pensions...)
Intellectual property rights / co-authorship
Recognition of the value of the mobility
Career developments and prospects
Transparency of recruitment / selection / judging merit
Participation in decision-making bodies
Recognition of variations in CVs / qualifications
Clear rules for postdoctoral appointments
Other (please specify)
 
4.7.  Did the organisation you work for sign the Charter & Code?
 
YesNoDo not know
 

Era-More and the Researcher's Mobility Portal

5.1.  The European Commission is co-funding a European network of mobility centres providing assistance to researchers moving within the EU, the ERA-MORE network. Have you heard about the mobility centres?
 
Yes, and I know what type of assistance they provideYes I have heard about them, but I do not know what type of assistance they provideNo, I have not heard about them
 
5.2.  Would you be interested in receiving information about the ERA-MORE mobility network and the services they provide for researchers?
 
YesMaybeNo
 
5.3.  The European Researcher's Mobility Portal is a single entry point for researchers wishing to work in another country and for organisations wishing to recruit researchers. The portal provides in particular information regarding Fellowships / grants, research job opportunities and other types of practical information. Have you heard about the European Researcher's Mobility Portal?
 
 
5.4.  Would you be interested in receiving information about the European Researcher's Mobility Portal?
 
YesMaybeNo
 

Conclusion

6.1.  Do you have any additional comments you would like to make regarding the Charter & Code?
 
(Max 1000 characters / 15 lines)
 
 
6.2.  Do you have any comments you would like to make regarding the European network of mobility centres and / or the European Researcher's mobility portal?
 
(Max 1000 characters / 15 lines)
 
 
6.3.  If you are interested in receiving additional information about ERA-MORE mobility network and / or the European Researcher's Mobility Portal and / or the Charter & Code, please indicate your email address: