The HRS4R process at UOC has been carried out under an inclusive and active-participatory approach, involving the whole research community, the governing bodies, and all management departments and administrative and services staff.
The following committees and working group were appointed for the process:
- Steering Committee (SC, responsible for leading the process)
- UOC HRS4R Implementation and Monitoring Committee (IMC, responsible for implementing and monitoring the process)
- UOC HRS4R Advisory and Working Group (AWG, responsible for providing advice and support in the implementation of the process)
The analysis of the HRS4R at UOC has been based on:
Above all, inclusion of the Research Community in the process has been a top priority from the start, regardless of position or seniority, with the objective to perform a 360° internal analysis and to better identify areas of improvement.
The community was involved through meetings and electronic communications, and participation was facilitated through at six workshops and via an on-line survey. With these actions, the research community became aware that the HRS4R is a strategic commitment that involves all stakeholders that take part in the research and innovation activities of the university. The results of the workshops and survey made it possible to develop the Gap Analysis, as well as to propose the actions included in the Action Plan and prioritize these actions according to both the previous analysis and the consultation of the research community.
The following phases and steps were carried out:
I.- Preliminary phase
II. Gap Analysis phase
III. Action Plan phase