The action plan is based on views from the University's research staff
The action plan is based on the views and wishes expressed by our doctoral students and researchers in both interviews and surveys. The crucial part of the University's application process to receive the HR Excellence in Research award has been to listen to what our researchers and doctoral students think about the working conditions at the University.
In the autumn 2020 and the spring 2021, interviews were conducted with researchers and doctoral students to better understand how they view their working conditions and what they think needs to be improved. To complement the interviews, all researchers and doctoral students at the University were sent a digital survey on working conditions. The response rate was high, indicating a high level of engagement.
In order to avoid parallel processes, the project team has aligned views and requests with already ongoing processes and projects, including the comprehensive research evaluation ERA19.