Published: 18-06-2015 15:56 | Updated: 18-06-2015 16:04

CfGM Integrating gender/sex analysis in research for H2020 funding

H2020 Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation

In Horizon 2020 Gender is a cross-cutting issue and is mainstreamed in each of the different parts of the Work Programme, ensuring a more integrated approach to research and innovation.

In the latest years sex and gender analysis in research has become more and more acknowledged as a crucial mark of excellence in science. The latest NIH guide notice "Considering Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research" together with the Horizon 2020 Work Program, with special focus on Gender Equality, have made clear that the path for excellent science is one where sex and gender are taken into consideration.

CfGM aims to promote better science by supporting KI with the EU requirements on gender perspectives in research, giving KI a competitive advantage in Horizon 2020 funding.

Further more, a novelty in Horizon 2020 is the inclusion of gender training among the eligible costs of an action. We provide this training with the aim to help researchers to further develop and implement sex and gender analysis into the funded project.

Guidance on Gender Equality in Horizon 2020

"Three objectives underpin the Commission’s activities on gender equality in Horizon 2020. They are in line with the RTD strategy on gender as well as with the ones set in the ERA Communication of July 2012:

  • Fostering gender balance in Horizon 2020 research teams, in order to address the gaps in the participation of women in the Framework Programme’s projects
  • Ensuring gender balance in decision-making, in order to reach the Commission’s target of 40% of the under-represented sex in panels and groups (50% for advisory Groups)
  • Integrating gender/sex analysis in research and innovation (R&I) content, helps improve the scientific quality and societal relevance of the produced knowledge, technology and/or innovation.

These objectives are part of the Commission provisions for the implementation of Horizon 2020 and are integrated at each stage of the Research and Innovation cycle."