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.

Contact person

Ewa Łojkowska

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.

Contact: ewa.lojkowska[a]

Public deliverables & reports

Gendering research & teaching

This deliverable aims to assist organisations in contextualising their research and teaching within diversity and inclusion paradigms, aiming to support trainers and academics in conducting gender-aware research and promoting gender equality issues in academia. To help them enhance gender awareness and equality in research and academic settings. The objectives include increasing gender awareness in research content and funding, promoting gender equality in team composition and leadership, incorporating gender sensitivity in research funding procedures, gendering scientific publications, and fostering long-term gender sensitivity in teaching. The deliverable provides overall recommendations, based on desk research, partner experiences, and existing guidelines. These recommendations are condensed into a user-friendly checklist, serving as a toolbox for academic and non-academic organisations to implement gender mainstreaming.

Żadkowska, Magdalena., Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza., Dziedzic, Marta., Raszczyk, Izabela., Drecun, Aleksandra., Jovanovic, Kosta., Trumic, Maja., & Solera, Cristina. (2024). D6.1 – Guidelines on planned actions to gendering research & teaching. Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10591738

Gendering research & teaching

This deliverable provides guidelines for promoting gender sensitivity in scientific publications. The goal is to offer clear instructions on conducting gender-sensitive reviews and promoting gender-aware publications, fostering a more equitable and diverse scientific community. The document outlines a workshop on gendering scientific publications, bringing stakeholders together to enhance the guidelines' impact. Recommendations stress cross-functional collaboration, education, role models, accessible communication, and inclusivity in the review process. The report concludes with next steps, including stakeholder engagement, resource development, implementation strategies, monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge dissemination. Prioritising these steps fosters equitable and inclusive scientific publishing, reflecting diverse perspectives and experiences.

Santinhos, Miguel., Colaiacomo, Claudio., Rosetta, Federica., Żadkowska, Magdalena., Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza., Balzano, Angela., & Solera, Cristina. (2024). D6.4 – Gendering Scientific Publications Guidelines. Zenodo. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10591871

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