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Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:04

Today women and men are equally represented in the scientific workforces of the majority of EU member states. This is true of both the university and government-funded research sectors, where the average proportion of women in the EU-28 is 42.1% and 42.5% respectively. However, the proportion of women among researchers in the lucrative private sector is only 20.2%. Across the EU as a whole, it can be said that the higher a researcher's average income in a given country, the lower the proportion of women in that country’s scientific workforce.


Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:45

Join us for three online discussions on key GEDII Project Results

Measuring Research Performance 7 June 2018 13:00 – 15:00 CET/Brussels
Gender Diversity Index 12 June 2018 11:00 – 13:00 CET/Brussels
Sensor based data for gender research 20 June 2018 13:00 – 15:00 CET/Brussels


These online discussions will focus on three main aspects of the research undertaken within the
GEDII project:


e-Discussion on Measuring Research Performance (June 7th, 2018 13:00-15:00 CET)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 15:16

Preconceptions based on gender stereotypes are still present when it comes to the assessment of men and women in research. On account of the unconscious application of biased societal patterns, such processes may occur unintentionally and without awareness.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 16:57

What is raising awareness and why to do it?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 13:52

The analysis of policy instruments and the evaluation of gender equality measures are crucial aspects for enhancing gender equality in research and innovation. In the following post we are highlighting a number of useful resources on the relevance of policy analysis, as well as on the evaluation of gender equality measures in institutions and projects. These include resources that represent insights into evaluation methodology, and examples of guidelines and handbooks for the analysis and the evaluation of gender equality measures.

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:35


The GenPORT team are proud to announce that the policy briefs are now online. The GenPORT policy brief series is geared to national level policy makers and institutional science leaders in research performing organisations (RPOs) and research funding organisations (RFOs). It consists of twenty-five policy briefs.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 19:01

An increasing amount of work in science, research and development happens collaboratively. The trend towards collective efforts in knowledge production is clearly visible by looking at the rise of co-authored papers over the last decades (Wuchty, Jones, & Uzzi, 2007)⁠.  However, to which degree gender diversity affects these research collaborations is an open question currently addressed in Europe (the H2020 project GEDII) or planned to be addressed in the US (Valantine & Collins, 2015). 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:48

The integration of sex and gender analysis in research content, as well as gender balance among researchers are integral aspects of gender equality in research and innovation. In the following post we are highlighting a number of useful resources on gender in research policies and on the gender dimension in research content. These include resources that represent an overview of the landscape of research policies in Europe, and examples of practical measures, guidelines and advice papers for the integration of the gender dimension in research.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 14:24

There are many kinds of statistics that relate to gender in and around science, technology and innovation. But before going through some of the useful sources, some words of caution are necessary. Some scientists and policy-makers may give the impression that if there are numbers involved than that is better than if there are not – but numbers do not in themselves equal truth. Indeed just because there is a way of measuring something does not mean that that the measures are relevant, accurately measured or meaningful.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:46

The equal participation of women and men in contemporary science and research is not just an issue in terms of social justice but also in terms of taking advantage of the available talent and improving the relevance and quality of science, technology and innovation. Despite the advances made, gender equality in terms of career choices, paths and outcomes continues to be a challenge for the science community. Highest grade professorships continue to be predominately (up to 80%) held by men (see latest She Figures).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 16:21

Are you interested in research on the reconciliation of family life and work? Are you looking for projects and articles about family-friendliness in academia, researchers' career paths and the issue of the leaky pipeline in science? In this post we introduce a list of key resources touching on various topics regarding the reconciliation of family and work in science. The 11 presented resources are far from being exhaustive – they should rather be understood as an invitation to join GenPORT and contribute to the growing evidence base on work-life balance and science careers.


Monday, October 5, 2015 - 18:09

Are you interested in how diseases affect differently women and men? Do you want to share any research or initiative about gender and health? Are you looking for tools to implement the gender perspective in health and medical science? In the following post we introduce an initial list of key resources touching on these and other topics regarding gender and medicine. The 10 presented resources are far from being exhaustive – they should rather be understood as an invitation to join GenPORT and contribute to the growing evidence base on the importance of gender and sex for medical sciences.