Gendering research & teaching
Research is competitive. We compete with our colleagues for grants and submit papers for others to critically review. But the systems in place tend to favour male researchers. We will work to have the gender perspective included in teaching and research. Educating our colleagues on how to look at research projects and outputs through a gender lens. And strengthening women as research evaluators, in peer review, and as editors.
Underlining the relevance of the gender perspective
With access to vast amounts of data from scientific publishing, we will work to define guidelines for how to ensure the peer-review process can take gender issues into account. We will train evaluators on how to look at research projects and outputs through a gender lens. And strengthen women as research evaluators, in peer review, and as editors. Partners will organise local conferences where new and existing projects will be examined from a gender perspective and issue awards for the best thesis or research finding on gender issues. Promoting gender-sensitive research.
Breaking down structural barriers
We will work to increase women’s participation in the evaluation of research proposals. Mapping and sharing data about the composition of evaluating groups is our first step. The second will be suggesting strategies to ensure women are present and have a say in the evaluation process. Identifying what the equality targets could be for our partner organisations.
Ewa Łojkowska is full professor and Head of Department at the Department of Plant Protection and Biotechnology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology University of Gdansk & Medical University of Gdansk (IFB UG & MUG). She has been the principal investigator in 12 international and 27 national grants and has supervised 20 finished PhD theses. She currently has 4 postdoctoral coworkers and 3 PhD students. She is the author of about 150 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has an H-index of 27 (Web of science). Ewa Łojkowska was Vice-Dean of the IFB UG & MUG, 1996- 2002; and Dean of the IFB UG & MUG, 2005-2012. She has had leading roles in numerous EU projects, including FS-BIOTECH, ERA-NET EUPHRESCO, PORTCHECK project, MOBI4Health and MINDtheGEPs. Ewa Łojkowska has also been an EC Expert and panel evaluator in the 5FP, 6FP,.7FP and HORIZON2020 programmes.
To increase female researchers' participation in the decisions that affect them.
Balancing career progression
Supporting skills development and breaking stereotypes, towards work-life balance for men and women.
Gender Equality Plans
We promote gender equality on structural and cultural level of research organisations by fixing the system, not the women. Examining gender imbalances, designing gender equality plans for sustainable change, and monitoring and evaluating the progress we make.