European Charter & Code for Researchers
This mechanism is articulated in five main steps, which are:
an internal analysis is performed by the research institution to compare institutional practices with the C&C principles, which should involve all key players;
the main results of this analysis (planned actions, when, by whom) are made public through a "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the Charter & Code";
such HRS4R is acknowledged by the European Commission;
the HRS4R is implemented by the institution that through its internal quality assurance mechanism carries out every year a self-assessment;
an external evaluation is carried out periodically.