The Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., fully adheres to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code for the Recruitment of Researchers and is working on their implementation.

Based on the Charter and the Code, research institutions across Europe implement the so-called Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). Institutions that succeed will receive the “HR Excellence in Research Award” from the European Commission, the so-called HR Award. The reason for the implementation of the principles of the Charter and the Code in the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i., is the effort to improve working conditions and relations between researchers and the Institute so that we support the professional development and achievements of scientific workers and teams, which are the basis for successful research and its contribution to society. As part of professional development, we support all forms of mobility, in accordance with the principles of the Charter.

The freedom of research at the institute has long been based on the Bonn Declaration on Freedom of Scientific Research, to which the Czech Republic is a signatory. (pdf)

The implementation of the principles of the Charter and the Code is possible thanks to information support and consultations from the European and national Euraxess network:

HRS4R documentation


HRS4R Charter and Code Endorsement Letter submitted.


EURAXESS – HRS4R C&C Endorsement: Commitment Letter Compliant.


IMIC_GAP Analysis


IMIC_Action Plan

HR Staff

Main documents of the legislative framework in the Czech Republic related to HR issues:

* Labor Code (262/2006 Coll.)

* Anti-discrimination Act (198/2009 Coll.)

* Act on the Czech Academy of Sciences (283/1992 Coll.)

* Statutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences

* Code of Ethics for Researchers of the Czech Academy of Sciences

* Career Development Rules for CAS employees with a university degree


Basic documents of the Government Council for Gender Equality (in Czech only):

* Gender Equality Strategy 2021-2030 (February 2021)

* Gender Audit Standard (March 2016)



*Gender Equality in Academia and Research – GEAR tool

* Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans