HRS4R/HR Award

On 18 December 2019, Agrovyzkum Rapotin Ltd. subscribed to the principles enshrined in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The aim of research institution is to obtain the HR AWARD Certificate, which is awarded by the European Commission to research institutions that implement the HRS4R Strategy (The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers). The HR Excellence in Research Award is a means of public acknowledgement for research institutions which are committed to creating quality working conditions, promoting professional development and transparent procedures for recruitment of researchers.

Benefits of implementing the HRS4R for research institution and researchers

  • increases the prestige and attractiveness of the research organisations for researchers;
  • improves the quality of human resources;
  • linking to a pan-European network of research organisations;
  • enables funding for research projects from European and national research support programmes;
  • International attractivity and visibility;
  • creates more attractive conditions for career in research and development;
  • ensuring transparent recruitment and selection of new researchers;
  • values experience gained through mobility within the public and private sectors;
  • development of professional growth of researchers.

Project Outputs

  • Endorsement Letter
  • GAP Analysis
  • OTM-R checklist
  • Action Plan


Initial phase – year 2020

Questionnaire survey took place in February - April 2020
GAP Analysis (Overview, Process) completed in June 2020
OTM-R checklist completed in July 2020
Action Plan completed in September 2020
Sending documents to the European Commission ……

Implementation phase - 2020-2023

Implementation of the Action Plan after obtaining the HR Award
Internal evaluation of the original GAP Analysis and Action Plan 2 years after the award
External evaluation by the European Commission 3 years after the internal evaluation

Team members

Steering Committee

  • Ing. Ondrej Kopp – Chief Executive Officer
  • Ing. Sylva Sucha – Project Manager (financial)
  • Bc. Petra Jungova – Human Resources Specialist
  • Ing. Jana Mikiskova – Project Manager

HR Award Working Group

  • Bc. Petra Jungova – Human Resources Specialist
  • Ing. Jana Mikiskova – Project Manager
  • Anna Novakova – First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Mgr. Petra Zetochova – First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Ing. Jiri Nekvapil – Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Mgr. Blanka Zabrodska, Ph.D. – Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Mgr. Hana Bilosova, Ph.D. – Established Researcher (R3)
  • Mgr. Marie Mrazkova, Ph.D. – Established Researcher (R3)
  • Ing. Jan Pozdisek, CSc. – Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Ing. Ales Vesely – Leading Researcher (R4)

For more information on HRS4R please contact

Bc. Petra Jungova
Tel.: +420 583 392 247
Mob.: +420 603 895 714
E-mail: petra.jungova [at]

The Award was sought within the framework of the OP RDE Project The Development of Research and Development Capacities at Agrovyzkum Rapotin Ltd. CZ.02.2.69 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 18_054 / 0014647, whose Key Activity 1 is to set up the strategic management of a research organization in accordance with the conditions for obtaining the HR Award. The project has been in progress since 1 solved from 1 January 2020.