Policies and Procedures

Policies and ProceduresPolicies and Procedures

Flexible working
Maternity, paternity leave
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Plan (2020-2023)
Protocol for Preventing & Acting Against Harassment
Transparency in recruitment
Contract extension in case of maternity/paternity
Conflict resolution
Unbiased recruitment

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Plan (2020-2023)

The CRG’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan is the result of the Centre’s firm conviction and commitment to cooperate in the creation of a fairer, more tolerant and egalitarian society of women and men, that catalyses their advancement and development, and in which fundamental rights are respected and promoted. It is also a response to our national and international regulatory framework as concerns equality. 

The Plan features two main axes:

  • Strategic: from which the centre promotes equality, diversity and inclusion, thus promoting the following United Nations sustainable development goals:
    • Good health and well-being 
    • Gender equality 
    • Reduced inequalities 
    • Partnerships for the goals (CERCA, EU-LIFE Centres, among others) 
  • Operational: from which a set of measures that make up a coherent framework are integrated, in consonance with the reality and needs of equality, diversity and inclusion that are inherent to the centre. 

Download the full version of the plan: English version | Spanish version

Protocol for Preventing & Acting Against Harassment

This protocol consists of two strategic dimensions that are fundamental to achieve the commitment expressed by the Centre, which are: prevention and action when facing situations of harassment.

The goal is to prevent, detect, act on and resolve situations that constitute harassment, establishing a procedure to follow in the event that conduct is identified that can be classified as one of the aforementioned situations in the workplace.

The protocol is based on three fundamental rights:

  • The right of all persons to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • The right to equality and non-discrimination in the workplace.
  • The right to health in the workplace.

For this reason, this protocol first identifies the key objectives, as well as its scope of application. Next, the types of harassment are defined, and the actions for prevention, training and dissemination follow as the main idea. The action procedure for cases of harassment is then described. Once the action procedure is laid out, the disciplinary measures, and performance monitoring and evaluations are specified. Last, the protocol provides a formal complaint form, and a model confidentiality agreement (for persons participating in the processing and resolution of harassment cases).

Download the full version of the protocol: English version | Spanish version

Unbiased recruitment

Transparent HR policy

Effective recruitment and selection is central and crucial for the success of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and their staff. It depends on finding people with the necessary skills, expertise and qualifications to deliver the Institute’s strategic objectives and the ability to make a positive contribution to the values and aims of the institute. CRG's Recruitment Policy is designed for the institute to aim to apply standards of best practice in the recruitment and selection of staff and that those involved in the recruitment process operate in a fair, open and equitable manner, free from bias and discrimination CRG's policy sets out the criteria and procedures for Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment of staff, which as a top priority of the European Research Area (ERA), is one of the pillars of the European Charter for Researchers and in particular of the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of Researchers. This also takes account of current legislation relating to employment, equality and diversity, and data protection. On the 19th of November of 2013, the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the institute's commitment in developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code). Transparency is one of the main principles that CRG follow in their recruitment processes.

PI recruitment process