GenPORT Classification Framework

TaxonomySingle select; Applies to: Resource, Organization, Event, Person, Project
1.1. Visibility and monitoring of gender (in)equalityCommon descriptions / indicators of gender inequality.
Vertical segregation
Horizontal segregation
Gender pay gap
Access to funding and success rates
Participation in decision making Refers to participation in committee's like appointment committees or review panels, not necessarily tied to leadership positions.
Status differentials and recognition Misrecognition of femininity and feminine values.
1.2. Research content and knowledge production
Assessment of excellence During all stages of higher education and prof. career, starting out for example with admission criteria to (computer science) degrees, curriculum, articles, etc.
Gendering knowledge in science, technology and innovation
Sex and gender in research content and methods
Gendering knowledge transfer and communication
Provision of gender studies and women's studies Infrastructures and funding for gender research centers, courses, PhD stipends, etc.
1.3. Gender roles, beliefs and identities
Gender categories, stereotypes and expectationsDescriptive level; for example: masculine image of technology, girls/women good in communication.
Biased attitudes, treatment and discriminationEffects of gendered stereotypes. For example in peer-review.
Social interactions and communicationStereotypes and status differentials and how they are continuously reproduced during social interaction, networking
Challenging stereotypesPromoting cultural change. For example: display of women engineers in popular media
Intersectionality and diversity
1.4. Institutional practices and processes.
Work-life balance
Organization of work, tasks and resource allocationIncludes formal and informal division of labour, tasks.
Equality and diversity managementThis includes to our understanding human resource management that is sensitive to diversity and equality issues.
Leadership (role and impact of)Example: importance of top-management committment to gender equality for it being successful.
Sexual harassment, violence, stalking, bullying.
HR practices and policies Wider than “assessment” and hence difference from “Assessment of excellence” 1.2 Example quality assurance during recruitment and appointment processes.
Disciplinary and organizational cultures
1.5. Qualifications and Career
Study and career choicesSegregated degree choices by pupils; career choices by students.
Career development Everything dealing career advancement; cooling out; “leaky pipeline”; support measures.
(Non-) traditional career pathways Description of traditional and non-traditional pathways.
1.6. Agenda setting, policy and implementation
Political will and commitment Often refers to differences across Europe in terms of political will and committment to gender equality issues.
Coordination of resources and effortsRefers also to lack of continuity of research; lack of systematic longitudinal studies. Deregulation and subsidiarity seems too specific.
Legislation, regulation and complianceFor example: gaps in legislation, or equality measures are only half-heartedly implemented or not at all; lack of compliance with equality legislation.
Institutional infrastructure for gender expertiseMeans systematic support to build research infrastructure and resources for gender and women's studies, experts, etc. LH: Could also mean building on gender expertise within a funding organization, university administration, Ministry… Doubles in part with 1.2 but need better terms foregrounding institutional/policy support for building gender expertise.
Resistance and denial of gender inequalityDenial of the problem, false belief in meritocracy, convincing top-management, etc.
Research funding Strategic funding decisions. Who and what gets funded with how much?
1.7. Education and Training Refers not to educational levels which are part of an extra attribute (see below)
Curriculum development Gender sensitive curricula. Slightly overlaps with 1.2
Teaching and pedagogyGender sensitive teaching and pedagogy
Gender proofing resources
1.8. Histories and Futures
Female firsts and pioneers
History of feminism and feminist movements
Roots and patterns in social and cultural exclusion
Gender in the history of ideas & institutions
Technology trends
Gender in impact analysis
Science scenarios and strategies
Gender in foresight reports
General attributes in addition to the Taxonomy
Educational and Career level Multiselect Applies to: Resource, Project
ISCED – Level 0 - Early Childhood / pre-primary education
ISCED – Level 1 – Primary education
ISCED – Level 2 – Lower secondary education
ISCED – Level 3 – Upper secondary education
ISCED – Level 4 – Post-secondary non-tertiary education
ISCED – Level 5 – Short-cycle tertiary education
ISCED – Level 6 – Bachelor or equivalent
ISCED – Level 7 – Master or equivalent
ISCED – Level 8 – Doctoral or equivalent
Grade ASingle highest grade/post where research is normally conducted
Grade BResearchers working in positions not as senior as top position (A) but more senior than newly qualified PhD holders (ISCED 6).
Grade CThe first grade/post into which a newly qualified PhD graduate would normally be recruited.
Grade D Either postgraduate students not yet holding a PhD degree who are engaged as researchers, or researchers working in posts that do not normally require a PhD.
All / non specifically
Equality approach Single select Applies to: Resource, Project
Gender equality
Gender mainstreaming
Promotion of women
Organizational level Multiselect select Applies to: Resource, Project, Organization, Event.
OrganizationCompany, University, Institute, Department, etc.
Cross-country / global
Non specifically / all
Sector / Intended Target Sector Multiselect select “Intended Target Sector” applies to: Resource, Project “Sector” applies to: Organization.
Business Enterprise Sectors match those used in She figures.
Higher education
Private, Non-profit
Non specifically / all
Type of policy or practical measureMultiselect Applies to: Resource, Project.
Career development Mentoring and coaching
Attracting talent & getting inspiredExamples would be: summer camps, girls day, science fairs, coding workshops, tech camps but also measure to expand applicant pools for jobs.
Funding schemesFellowships, stipends, scholarships.
Skills training and workshops
Structural changeQuotas
Gender Budgeting
Equality officers & plans
Mainstreaming mechanisms
Human resources management
Work-life balanceReturnee support
Dual career schemes
Parental leave
Awareness raising Awards, contests, prizes
Role models
Gender and diversity training
Evaluations, monitoring, benchmarking
Gender in research content
Type of resource (single select)Single select Applies to: Resource
.... Article, paper, chapterPeer-reviewed articles, articles published in scientific journals, working papers, book chapters
.... Book, conference proceedings, dissertations
.... Fiction
Report (EU and other)European reports such as She Figures, Excellence in the Making and others.
Journal Name of the Journal such as for example Gender & Society; Gender, Work & Organisation
PresentationConference presentations. Mostly powerpoints but could also be a video clip of the actual talk.
Policy and practical measurePolicy directives, white- and green papers, Gender Equality Plan. Selecting this entry triggers display of "Type of policy or practical measure" selection list
Statistical dataStatistics portal, reports that contain first and foremost statistical tables and short commentaries. Example: Eurostat website or “Statistics in Focus” articles published by the EC.
News service Email distribution list, newsletters, specific Twitter channels
News or blogIndividual news bits, including newspaper article but also news videos, podcasts
SoftwareFor example namsor as software
Toolkit, manual, guidebookSelf-evaluation toolkits, manuals, guidebooks
Course, degree Link to BA, MA, Phd and other programs.
Publicity material Flyers, brochures, etc.
Talk, story, discussion Refers to recorded talks, interviews, lectures or discussion. Radio stories and shows. Most of the time this implies audiovisual content such as video clips or podcasts.
Dedicated portalDedicated information or community portal that provides information and has a user community. A portal dedicated exclusively to a certain topic. Examples: WEPAN,
Collection or catalogueFor example "library catalogue, collection of images...", list of best practice examples. A good example is the PRAGES database ( It is accessible online with minimal search functions.
Law and legal provision
Scientific discipline2-level Frascatti as published here:
Natural sciencesMathematics
Computer and information sciences
Physical sciences
Chemical sciencesEarth and related environmental sciences
Biological sciences
Other natural sciences
Engineering and technologyCivil engineering
Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering
Mechanical engineering
Chemical engineering
Materials engineering
Medical engineering
Environmental engineering
Environmental biotechnology
Industrial Biotechnology
Other engineering and technologies
Medical and health sciencesBasic medicine
Clinical medicine
Health sciences
Health biotechnology
Other medical sciences
Agricultural and environmental sciencesAgriculture, forestry, and fisheries
Animal and dairy science
Veterinary science
Agricultural biotechnology
Other agricultural sciences
Social sciencesPsychology
Economics and business
Educational sciences
Political Science
Social and economic geography
Media and communications
Other social sciences
HumanitiesHistory and archaeology
Languages and literature
Philosophy, ethics and religion
Art (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
Other humanities
None specifically / all
Other discipline
Available media type (single select)Single select Applies to: Resource
AudiovisualVideo, podcast, audio, jpeg, etc.
Digital documentPdf, word, open text format, ppt, etc.
DataSPSS, xls, mdb, xml, csv, etc.
Dynamic contentPortal, blog, newsfeed, website
Printed paper