New international recommendations to promote gender equality in research

The international collaboration GENDER-NET Plus has published recommendations to promote gender equality in research funding. The Swedish Research Council has led the work.

Within the framework for the international collaboration GENDER-NET Plus, the Swedish Research Council has been responsible for producing recommendations aimed at promoting gender equality in research funding.

These have now been published in the format of a Policy Brief. The recommendations are aimed at research funding bodies and governments in the first instance, but international research organisations may also find them of benefit.

The recommendations have been listed under six headings.

  1. Government instructions
  2. Research Funding Organisation Gender Equality Plan
  3. Gender balance in decision-making bodies and evaluation panels
  4. Monitor gender data and publish the results
  5. Increase applications from and funding to women researchers
  6. Generally improve transparency in research funding

GENDER-NET Plus – a collaboration within Horizon 2020

GENDER-NET Plus is a six-year international collaboration within the EU’s previous framework programme for research and development, Horizon 2020. The collaboration includes 16 research funding bodies from 11 European countries, plus Canada and Israel.

Within the framework of GENDER-NET Plus is joint funding of international research collaboration, focusing on sex and gender perspectives within three of the UN’s global goals for sustainable development. GENDER-NET Plus also is committed to promoting gender equality in research.

Read more about GENDER-NET Plus External link.



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Kenth Hermansson

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