The HR Excellence in Research award recognises the progress that has been made in support of researchers in the Institute, including the introduction of the Broaden Your Horizons Researcher Development Programme, the OTM-R policy for Researchers; the Code of Conduct for Research; the Research Integrity agenda and our on-going commitment to supporting the principles of the European Charter and Code for Researchers. The HR Excellence in Research Award will support our researchers in their proposals to attract international funding and researchers to WIT, and endorse SETU Waterford as providing a favourable working environment for researchers, in addition to increasing the international profile of WIT.
HR Excellence in Research logo
The Institute actively and proudly displays the HR Excellence logo across our website. Placques with the HRS4R logo have been designed and mounted on display outside the Human Resources Office on main campus, the Research Support Unit where many researchers come to engage with the office, and the Netlabs Research Building on our Carriganore Campus.
All Research groups and centres, and relevant departments, are encouraged to display the logo, to include it on all virtual signatures and/or refer to the award, as evidence of the Institute’s commitment to supporting our researchers. All Researchers are advised to use the logo in all grant applications and on web pages and other materials for current and prospective research staff. Maintaining this award is something that the Institute is very proud of. The right to display the HR Excellence in Research logo is an endorsement of the Institute's committment to creating a friendly and professional environment where researchers can develop their careers with support and amidst a community of like-minded peers.