Bucharest University of Economic Studies (BUES) conducted a survey on the main issues analysed and disseminated in The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The questionnaire was constructed along the four dimensions: ethical and professional aspect, recruitment and selection, working conditions and social security, training and development. For each dimension, items were constructed so as to meet the 40 principles of the Charter and the Code for obtaining the label "Human Resources Excellence in Research".

To compare and analyse the disparities between the principles, the 40 items were measured using a Likert scale with 5 response values: "total agreement", "agreement", "neither agreement, nor disagreement", "disagreement " and "total disagreement." In addition to the 40 specific items of the HRS4R Charter and Code, specific questions were constructed to analyse the profile of the researchers who participated in the study. 

The questionnaire was distributed among the BUES researchers, who voluntarily completed the instrument and confidentially expressed their opinions in relation to the dimensions explored. As we can see below, the questionnaire was distributed to all categories of BUES researchers, including reseachers with leadership prerogatives, we have an age and gender distribution in sample, similar to the distribution of all BUES research staff. We used a type of non- probability sampling, based of selection of the most available respondents.

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