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Regulation issued by the Director of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences of 20th October, 2021 implementing the Gender Equality Plan in IBCH PAS.
Equality Plan for the years 2021-2025 aims to make the IBCH PAS a place which
is safe for everybody and acts according to the following principles: ● equality support ● diversity; ● freedom from discrimination ● providing everybody with freedom of academic,
professional and personal development.
It has already been five years since the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS
prides itself on holding the HR Excellence in Research award. On this occasion,
we introduce a new, updated Action Plan, a part of the renewal report that we
submitted to the European Commission this year. In line with our previous
practice and the guidelines of the Commission, 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 upcoming
years. We kindly encourage you to go through this document (pdf)
Another reporting period concerning
the HR Excellence Award, which is now coming to an end, is the time for another
survey on the implementation of the HR strategy at IBCH PAS. The document
entitled „Survey on implementing the HR Excellence policy at IBCH PAS” also
this time was conducted on-line, and a relevant form was available for our
staff members from April 8th till 30th, 2022. Please find
below all the questions of the survey, along with the answers provided.
Altogether, 70 participants took part in the 2022 survey (pdf)
would like to present you the document entitled “OTM-R Policy” (Open,
Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment Policy), which is a set of rules and
procedures pertaining to recruitment of employees and PhD students at the
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS. Over the last few years, efforts were
taken to make the aforementioned rules and procedures as simple and clear as
possible, to those who wish to acquire new members for their teams. We hope
that the attached guidelines will help to efficiently conduct the entire recruitment
procedure, and most of all, find the most suitable candidates. (pdf)
The Ministry of Education and Science
published 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
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.
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.
you will find a few useful tips concerning residence permission, healthcare,
education and transport. (pdf)
like to invite you to go through 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)
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).
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
- 2nd (pdf, 2017)
- 3rd edition (pdf, 2020)
Prof. Marek Figlerowicz
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 GorskiII. Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Ethics in Science:Prof. Janusz LimonIII. Members:Prof. Osman AchmatowiczProf. Wiesław BanysProf. Andrzej Bialynicki-BirulaProf. Andrzej GrzywaczProf. Tadeusz Luty Prof. Piotr WeglenskiProf. Jan Wolenski
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 KierzekProf. Wojciech RypniewskiProf. Anna Pasternak
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)
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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