Gender and Diversity

Diversity leads to better research and can be a major resource for scientific excellence. Science Europe feels that all researchers should be enabled to realise their full potential regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disabilities, ethnic origin, or social background. It aims to strengthen national research systems by championing the provision of equal opportunities to all researchers.

Science Europe ran a dedicated Working Group on Gender and Diversity from 2013 to 2016, composed of experts from its Member Organisations.

Gender Equality

Research organisations have a crucially important role to play in addressing gender equality; not only for the benefit of their own ecosystem, but to contribute to progress in wider society. Science Europe collaborates with other relevant initiatives, institutional groups and stakeholders to further promote gender equality in the research ecosystem. Some of these include:

In 2017, Science Europe published a Practical Guide to ‘Improving Gender Equality in Research Organisations’. It makes concrete suggestions on how to implement effective change through a number of recommendations and includes many good practices from Science Europe Member Organisations. The guide focuses on three crucial issues:

  • How to avoid unconscious bias in peer-review processes
  • How to monitor gender equality
  • How to improve grant management practices

Publications on Gender and Diversity

News

(0702/19) Science Europe issues a statement on managing the independence and guaranteeing the excellence of the European Research Council... read more

(29/01/19) Science Europe launches guide to support the international alignment of Research Data Management... read more

Science Europe wishes you a very happy festive season and looks forward to working with you in 2019... read more

(17/12/2018) Science Europe reaction to the legislators' latest decisions on Horizon Europe read more

(23/11/18) Stephan Kuster, Secretary General of Science Europe, has been appointed as one of 11 members of the new Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

(12/11/2018) R&I stakeholders call on the EU institutions to seek a balanced approach to data sharing in the PSI Directive... read more

(19/10/18) Science Europe is currently recruiting a new Senior Policy Officer... read more

Documents

The Practical Guide to the International Alignment of Research Data Management (November 2018) presents core requirements for Data Management Plans (DMPs) and criteria for the selection of trustworthy repositories, as well as some guidance on how to put these requirements and criteria into practice... read more