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Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment of Researchers (OTM-R)

What is it about?

The ‘OTM-R Package’ is a set of practical and useful tools for implementing Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment practices in Research Performing Organisations.
It includes:
• The rationale: Why is OTM-R essential?
• The principles and guidelines: What should a good OTM-R system look like?
• A checklist for institutions as a self-assessment tool: How do the current practices rate?
• The toolkit: A step by step guide to improve the OTM-R practices
• Examples of good practice

Why is it needed?

OTM-R ensures that the best person is recruited for the job, guarantees equal opportunities and access for all, facilitates development in international portfolio (cooperation, competition, mobility) and makes career opportunities in research more attractive.

What's in it for me?

OTM-R benefits to researchers, institutions and the wider research system. More specifically, OTM-R makes research careers more attractive, ensures equal
opportunities for all candidates and facilitates mobility. Overall, it may contribute to an increase in the cost-effectiveness of investments in research!


Discover more at the EURAXESS Policy Library/Research Careers section.