European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

European Charter for Researchers

The European Charter for Researchers addresses researchers and research funding institutions in Europe regardless of the academic field and position of the scientific staff. It deals with the improvement of working and employment conditions for researchers as well as requirements for their employers.

Some recommendations of the Charter:

  • ensuring freedom of research
  • adhering to ethical principles of research results
  • dissemination and exploitation of research results
  • responsible management of research projects and public funds
  • awareness for the societal relevance of research
  • career development for researchers
  • creation of an appropriate research environment, excellent supervision and stable working conditions
  • social security and appropriate payment for researchers at all career steps
  • higher appreciation for mobile researchers