HR Excellence in Research

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Constitution for Science in English
On the Constitution for Science portal, administrated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, you can now find the Act of 20 July 2018 – The Law on Higher Education and Science (also referred to the “Constitution for Science” and “Act 2.0”) translated into English (

The English version of the Constitution for Science is another element supporting the academic community upon implementation of the Act, to facilitate and develop international cooperation. 

The European Commission sustains the HR Excellence in Research Award for IBCH PAS over the next 3 years
Based on results of the interim assessment of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS, concerning implementation of the action plan and the HR strategy, the European Commission decided to sustain the HR Excellence in Research Award for our Institute for the period of 36 months, starting from June 19th 2019. The actions undertaken by IBCH PAS so far, regarding fulfillment of the action plan, were highly appreciated and the experts recommended their continuation in the upcoming years. 


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Revised HR Action Plan for the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Please find enclosed a revised HR Action Plan for the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences which has been submitted as part of our Interim Report concerning the Institute’s HR strategy. The new plan encompasses the actions that have already been completed, those that have been either extended or remain in progress, as well as new tasks which we plan to accomplish in the current reporting period (pdf

Results of the survey on HR Excellence in the IBCH PAN.
A survey regarding the implementation of the HR Excellence policy at IBCH PAN was carried out on November 30 - December 19, 2018. A Google online survey form was used to collect the responses.
The content of the questionnaire, along with the answers provided  is presented below. A total of 63 respondents took part in the survey (pdf).

Code of Ethics for Researchers

Dear All!

From the very beginning of its activity, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS, has drawn particular attention to the issues concerning research integrity, both in terms of the studies being conducted, as well as contacts with research partners.
We are aware that special resposibility lies with researchers, both in the scientific and social sense.
Pursuant to the doctor's oath, research work shall serve propagation of truth and it should not be performed for the sake of profit or applause. I therefore encourage you all to read the Code of Ethics for Researchers, and consider this a supplement to the standing regulations of the Institute (pdf)

Prof. Marek Figlerowicz 

The Commission on Ethics in Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences
The Commission on Ethics in Science is constituted within the Polish Academy of Sciences, and its members are selected amongst the candidates put forth by the entire research and academic community.

The Commission expresses its judgement on the issues concerning violation of the ethical principles in science by the staff members employed at universities, Academy’s research entities and research institutes, particularly upon proceedings of the disciplinary commissions.

Acting on its own initiative, it may refer to relevant disciplinary commissions in order to address such issues, recommending to conduct an investigation procedure. The Commission’s activity also encompasses dissemination of the standards concerning research integrity. 

TERM OF OFFICE 2019-2022

I. Chairman of the Commission on Ethics in Science:
Prof. Andrzej Gorski
II. Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Ethics in Science:
Prof. Janusz Limon
III. Members:
Prof. Osman Achmatowicz
Prof. Wiesław Banys
Prof. Andrzej Bialynicki-Birula
Prof. Andrzej Grzywacz
Prof. Tadeusz Luty 
Prof. Piotr Weglenski
Prof. Jan Wolenski 

Disciplinary Commission at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS
The Disciplinary Commission is constituted at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS, and its members are appointed in accordance with the procedure stipulated in chapter 9, art. 110 and 111 of the Act of April 30th, 2010, on the Polish Academy of Sciences, Journal of Law 2018, items 1475, 1669.

The Commission expresses its judgement on the issues concerning disciplinary responsibility for gross breach of duty or violation of researcher’s dignity. It is the first instance judging on the disciplinary issues regarding research or technical staff, before they are forwarded to the second instance, i.e. the Disciplinary commission of the President of the PAS for research and technical staff employed at research entities.

The Disciplinary Commission individually decides on any factual or legal issues, and it is not bound by the decisions of other bodies executing law, excluding a valid conviction by a court of justice, and the judgement of the commission on ethics in science. 

TERM OF OFFICE 2019-2022:

Prof. Elzbieta Kierzek
Prof. Wojciech Rypniewski
Prof. Anna Pasternak 

Recruitment regulations for scientists
Recruitment regulations for scientific  positions

The recruitment for scientific positions in IBCH is conducted through open competitions only. Their terms are stated in the Recruitment regulations for researcher positions (pdf).
Regulations for financing the research of young scientists and PhD students
As part of the implementation of the stipulations of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, new Regulations of the call for proposals within funding research or developmental work, aimed at development of young investigators and participants of doctoral studies at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS have been drawn up and enforced.
The most significant changes involve: imposing an obligation to maintain gender balance within the committee for propsal evaluation; emphasizing that academic achievements of young researchers or PhD students, and the tasks scheduled within research grants constitute the sole basis for evaluation, whereas ethnic, religious, racial or ideological criteria shall not be taken into consideration; adopting a transparent proposal evaluation form, encompassing strengths and weaknesses of the submitted proposals, which young researchers or PhD students shall receive as feedback.

The Regulations, along with all appendices, are available both in Polish and English (pdf)

IBCH PAS receives the prestigious HR Excellence in Research award!

 We are very pleased to inform that the European Commission granted the prestigious HR Excellence in Research award to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. Through this distinction, the Institute found itself among other renowned research institutions from Poland which provide scientists with excellent working conditions, creating an optimal atmosphere for conducting research at the highest level.

Awarding the badge is one of the actions of the European Commission within the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, aiming at enhancing the attractiveness of working conditions for researchers in the EU. The aforementioned actions shall contribute to the increase in the number of researchers among European institutions. This is how the EC supports institutions implementing the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers into their internal regulations. The initial step on the way to obtain the HR Excellence badge was the signing of the Declaration of endorsement of The European Charter and The Code by the Director of the Institute, then a detailed Action Plan targeted at fulfilling all the necessary criteria was forwarded to the European Commission, and the entire effort was finally concluded by the final evaluation of the application, followed by a positive recommendation from the Commission. 

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