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Mastering gender in research performance, contexts, and outcomes

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Fri 6 Nov
The benefits of gender equal and gender sensitive research and innovation
08:00- 09:00 Registration

09:00- 11:00

Plenary 1

Atrium I + II

Opening

  • Welcome
    Prof Martina Schraudner, Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Keynote
    Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender

ChairProf Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway; Chair of the Committee on Gender Balance in Research and Head of the board of Current Research Information System in Norway

11:00-  11:30

Break

Lichtof & Atrium III

11:30- 13:15 

Plenary 2  

Atrium I + II

Opening

Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes

Chair: Dr Nike Alkema, Administrative Officer, Quality Assurance and Programme Development, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany

13:15- 14:30

Lunch, Poster exhibition

Lichtof & Atrium III

  • 13:30 – 14:00, Posters 1 – 6
  • 14:00 – 14:30, Posters 7 – 12

14:30- 15:45

Plenary 3 

Atrium I + II

Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission 

Chair: Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director Portia, UK/EU

15:45- 16:15

Break

Lichtof & Atrium III

  • 15:55 – 16:10, Posters 13-15

16:15- 17:45

Parallel sessions

Parallel 1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research

Köpenick

Parallel 2: Gender perspectives from the ERC: From application to funding

Atrium V

Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

Kreuzberg

Parallel 4: Gender bias in career development, sources and effects

Friedrichshain

Parallel 5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices

Atrium IV

Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change

Charlottenburg

 

Chair: Prof Vera Regitz-Zagrosek

Sex, stem cells and regenerative medicine 
Dr Kirsten McEwen 

Post-hoc analysis of gender effects in therapeutics pdf icon
Dr Mihaela Nica

Sex differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease: large-scale meta-analyses summarising all available evidence
Dr Sanne Peters

Chair's intro pdf icon: Prof Isabelle Vernos

Health Effects of Social Change in Gender, Work and Family pdf icon
Dr Anne McMunn

Gender perspectives from the ERC evaluation panels
Prof Mieke Verloo &
Prof Conny Aerts

Chair: Dr Helga Kumrić

Mainstreaming gender into methodologies and human resources development pdf icon
Dr Marike Kolossa  and Arn Sauer

The TIDES approach to increasing diversity in Computer Science pdf icon
Dr Kate Winter

Strengthening gendered climate change knowledge by building up Competence Network pdf icon
Ulrike Roehr

How to include Gender Medicine in clinical research pdf icon
Prof Margarethe Hochleitner

Chair's intro pdf icon: Assoc. Prof Claartje Vinkenburg

Which Part of the Story does Unconscious Implicit Bias Capture? pdf icon
Dr Fiona Jenkins

Cognitive network and gender bias in early career grant decisioin-making
Prof Peter van den Besselaar

And the grant goes to... Gender bias in early career research funding
Dr Romy van der Lee

De-gendering STEM: Lessons learned from the physics lab
Prof Petra Lucht

Chair: Prof Carmen Leicht-Scholten

Gender in Research – Policies, Practices and Experiences
Sybille Reidl

Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation in Argentina: between facts and the mirage of equality pdf icon
Prof Gloria Bonder

Elsevier Content and Analytics - Comparing gender authorship across fields pdf icon
Dr Pan Lei & Dr Judith Kamalski

Implementation strategies for gender-sensitive public health practice
Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

Chair: Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director Portia, UK/EU

Enhancing consideration of gender in H2020 2016-2017
Ana Arana Antelo

Research Funding and Gender: A Research Review - Conclusions and Challenges pdf icon
Dr Fredrik Bondestam

Mainstreaming gender research into the implementation of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) pdf icon
Prof Heisook Lee

Gender Gaps in Science, Technology and Innovation Activities in LAC Countries pdf icon
Matteo Grazzi

18:00- 19:00

Reception, Networking, Poster exhibition

Lichtof & Atrium III

  • 18:15 – 18:40, Posters 16 - 20
 

Kindly hosted by GENUS Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research and the KIF Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.

Opening

  • Welcome from the reception hosts

 

Sat 7 Nov

Enhancing the capacity of policy actions to achieve lasting change

08:30- 09:00 Registration

09:00- 11:00

Plenary 4

Atrium I + II

Opening

Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Chair: Prof Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway, Chair of the Committee on Gender Balance in Research and Head of the board of Current Research Information System in Norway

Facilitated Q&A 

11:00– 11:30

Break

Lichtof & Atrium III

  • 11:10 – 11:30, Posters 21 - 24

11:30- 13:30

Plenary 5

Opening

Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Chair: Britta Thomsen, Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Facilitated Q&A 

Closing 

  • Closing address
    Prof Rolf Tarrach, President of the European University Association (EUA), Former Rector, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

13:30- 14:45

Lunch

Lichtof & Atrium III

  • 13:45 – 14:15, Posters 25 - 30
  • 14:15 – 14:45, Posters 31 - 35

14:45- 16:15
Parallel Knowledge Exchange Forum

KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

Köpenick

KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

Atrium IV

KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design

Kreuzberg

KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Atrium V

KEF 5: Nordic actions for gendered science knowledge

Friedrichshain

KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Charlottenburg

 

Chair: Dr Rachel Palmén

GenPORT: Your gateway to gender and science resources pdf icon
Dr Jörg Müller

AcademiaNet: The Portal to Excellent Women Academics pdf icon
Dr Katrin Rehak

Gender in Science - how to make people understand why it matters pdf icon
Alison Bert

Gender and Diversity in Scientific Organizations: a focus on the early stages of careers
Prof Martina Schraudner and Angelika Trübswetter

Results from the GARCIA project – Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries pdf icon
Dr Annalisa Murgia and Assoc. Prof Barbara Poggio

Results from the gendERC project – Gendered dimensions in ERC grant selection pdf icon
Dr Helene Schiffbaenker and
Florian Holzinger

Results from the STAGES project – Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science pdf icon
 Dr Elena Del Giorgio

Results from the FESTA project – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia
Dr Tatiana Arrigoni; Eva Luebke and Dr Nina Almgren

Chair:  Dr Fredrik Bondestam

Good and bad ways to deal with sex-gender differences in biomarker and biobank research, and issues I would look for as an evaluator of planned studies pdf icon
Dr Ingvar Bergdahl

For a better integration of the gender dimension in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 pdf icon
Prof Ineke Klinge

Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) reporting guidelines pdf icon
Dr Shirin Heidari

Chair: Dr Hans M. Borchgrevink

Gender Quotas in Science pdf icon
Dr Gerlind Wallon

The GENERA project: fostering gender equality and the importance of mixed teams in physics pdf icon
Dr Thomas Berghoefer

Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the ERA: findings and policy recommendations from GENDER-NET ERA-NET pdf icon
Dr Anne Pépin

Chair's intro - The Nordic Paradox pdf iconProf Gunnel Gustafsson

Gender in the Nordic Research and innovation Area – A New Nordic Initiative pdf icon
Dr Jesper W. Simonsen

Gender mainstreaming at Forte pdf icon
Prof Lars Wärngård

The Norwegian Balanse-programme pdf icon
Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen

Gender balance in the Finnish educational sector pdf icon
Prof Krista Varantola

Chair's intro pdf icon: Prof Shirley Malcom

Discussant: Prof Gloria Bonder pdf icon

Prof Alice Abreu pdf icon

Prof Roseanne Diab  pdf icon

Dr Valda Vinson pdf icon

  

Mastering gender in research contexts, performance, and outcomes  

Europe is leading the world in the effort to make science more aware of and responsive to the consequences of gender inequality and gender bias in science practice and knowledge.  The Summit will advance understanding of when, how and why gender issues in research can produce different outcomes for women and men, and, like its predecessors, it will demonstrate important intellectual, societal and economic benefits of gender mainstreaming. The Summit takes place in Berlin and precedes the Falling Walls celebration as a reminder that gender inequality is a ‘wall’ that also must fall. GS7-Europe will demonstrate how to apply the gender lens to improve effectiveness of research and innovation, and how to transform policy context through strategic, high-level policy alliances to enable lasting change to take place.

 Day 1- Friday, 6 November 2015: The benefits of gender equal and gender sensitive research and innovation

The aim of this part of the programme is to improve understanding how the structural basis of gender inequality in science is collectively endorsed within research cultures and entrenched within science institutions. Discussion will focus on the relationship between research excellence and the circumstances that differentially affect women’s and men’s participation, engagement, and advancement in science. Evidence shows general bias that favours the success of men, which is clearly a concern for women but also for the quality of science practice. 

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-11:00  Plenary 1

Opening

  • Welcome- Five years after the genSET Consensus Report
    Prof Martina Schraudner, Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany 
  • Keynote
    Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

 Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender

Evidence shows that there are many pathways to excellence, and also that the belief in meritocracy (as the norm) is widely shared and deeply institutionalized in science. It is generally assumed that those with the requisite training, experience, and personal motivation will succeed in their science careers. This session presents new evidence that challenges this assumption, and the perception that science has effective means to objectively judge individual excellence. It calls for fresh institutional action to re-assess performance indicators and quality criteria used to evaluate and judge individual merit, and how they are applied in practice.

ChairProf Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway; Chair of the Committee on Gender Balance in Research and Head of the board of Current Research Information System in Norway

  • Gender equality advancements in the German research landscape
    Prof Martina Schraudner, Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin, and Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
  • The changing landscape for research metrics
    Prof Stephen Curry, Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College, UK
  • Does gender affect scientific productivity: looking at Physics
    Prof Jacques Mairesse, Professorial Fellow, Maastrich University, Netherlands

Facilitated Q&A 

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30- 13:15  Plenary 2

Opening

 Panel 2: Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes 

Opportunities for advancement in science careers are strongly linked to demonstration of good publication record but increasingly also to the success in securing research funding. Evidence of bias in the assessment of scientific excellence includes demonstrations of male applicants’ higher chance of success; evaluators tending to score more highly research that is similar to their own; and misconceptions of the role of sex-gender analysis in study design, even when they are clearly necessary. This session examines the different actions that research funders can take to ensure objectivity and fairness of the processes and practices used in the assessment of research excellence, and prevent biased outcomes in how research resources are accessed and utilized.

Chair: Dr Nike Alkema, Administrative Officer, Quality Assurance and Programme Development, German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany

  • What can research funders do for researchers 
    Prof Jackie Hunter, CEO, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK
  • Gender equality observations of peer review process
    Assoc. Prof Lisbeth Söderqvist, Senior analyst, Swedish Research Council, Sweden
  • Stimulating Ambitious Bottom-up Proposals by Scientists
    Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council

Faciliated Q&A

13:15-14:30 Lunch and Poster Exhibition

14:30-15:45  Plenary 3

 Panel 3: Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission 

The Gender Summit platform was set up in Europe in 2011. Since then the Summit has evolved into several regionally focused platforms: Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia Pacific. In the process, the Summit has created a global community of experts and practitioners. The aim of this session is to share the regional achievements and global aspirations of the Gender Summit mission to advance gender equality in science practice and integration of gender dimension in research and innovation.

Chair: Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director Portia, UK/EU

  • Impact of and lessons from GS6-Asia Pacific
    Prof Heisook Lee
    , President, Women in Science Engineering and technology, Seoul, Korea
  • Plans for GS8 North America in Mexico City in April 2016
    Dr Julia Taguena
    , Deputy Director, CONACYT, Mexico
  • Plans for the GS10 Asia-Pacific in Japan 2017
    Dr Miyoko O. Watanabe, Deputy Executive Directorior, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan
  • Plans for GS11 North America in November 2017 in Montreal
    Serge Villemure, Director, Scholarships, Fellowships and Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada

15:45-16:15 Break

16:15-17:45 Parallel sessions: Theme and Topic Descriptions

These sessions are designed to communicate new research studies, methodologies, and results in specific areas

 Parallel 1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research 

This session examines the various levels at which human differences can manifest themselves; how these differences can be represented, analysed and understood; and how their significance can be translated to inform and improve outcomes of biomedical research for women, men, other social/ethnic/racial groups, or, indeed, individuals within these groups (as in relation to personalised medicine, for instance).

ChairProf Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Director, Institute of Gender in Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

  • Sex, stem cells and regenerative medicine
    Dr Kirsten McEwen, Career Development Fellow, Imperial College London, UK
  • Post-hoc analysis of gender effects in therapeutics
    Dr Mihaela Nica, Value & Access Manager, Novartis Farma, Italy
  • Sex differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease: large-scale meta-analyses summarising all available evidence
    Dr Sanne Peters, Research Fellow in Epidemiology, The George Institute for Global Health, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Facilitated Q&A

 Parallel 2: Gender perspectives from the ERC: From application to funding

The session will be chaired by Prof Isabelle Vernos, Member of the ERC Scientific Council and Chair of the ERC Working Group on Gender Balance.  The session will include presentations from ERC Principal Investigators and panel members discussing gender funded research and will also provide insights into the work of the ERC Scientific Council Working Group on Gender Balance.

Chair: Prof Isabelle Vernos, Member of the European Research Council (ERC)

Speakers:

  • Health Effects of Social Change in Gender, Work and Family
    Dr Anne McMunn, Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Science and Population Health, University College London (UCL), UK 
  • Gender perspectives from the ERC evaluation panels
    Prof Mieke Verloo, Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Prof Conny Aerts, Director of the Institute of Astronomy; Vice-Dean Communication & Outreach; Faculty of Science, Leuven University, Belgium

 Parallel 3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation

The aim of this session is to explore the cross cutting impacts produced by mainstreaming gender into science knowledge making, development of human capital, and into organisational practices, with such benefits as improved deployment of creative talent, innovation performance, research and innovation cultures, and knowledge making capacity.

Chair: Dr Helga Kumrić, Researcher and Lecturer, Physics Department, University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • Mainstreaming gender into methodologies and human resources development
    Dr Marike KolossaDepartment of Environmental Hygiene, Section Toxicology, Health related Environmental Monitoring, German Federal Environmental Agency, Germany
    Arn Sauer, Research Officer for Gender Mainstreaming, German Federal Environment Agency, Germany
  • The TIDES approach to increasing diversity in Computer Science
    Dr Kate Winter, Kate Winter Evaluation, USA
  • Strengthening gendered climate change knowledge by building up Competence Network
    Ulrike Roehr, GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice
  • How to include Gender Medicine in clinical research
    Prof Margarethe Hochleitner, Professor for Gender Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Facilitated Q&A

 Parallel 4: Gender bias in career development, sources and effects

This session presents new research and analysis in the area of gender bias with the focus on its impact on science careers of women, men, and/or particular minority groups. This may include investigation of how gender bias manifests itself, impacts on decision-making, influences criteria for advancement, and how it can be challenged and eliminated, etc.

Chair: Assoc. Prof Claartje Vinkenburg, Associate Professor, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Which Part of the Story does Unconscious Implicit Bias Capture
    Dr Fiona Jenkins, Australian National University, Australia
  • Cognitive network and gender bias in early career grant decisioin-making
    Prof Peter van den Besselaar,Professor, Department of Organization Sciences and  the Network Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • And the grant goes to... Gender bias in early career research funding
    Dr Romy van der Lee, Assistant professor, Department of Social and Organisational Psychology, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • De-gendering STEM: Lessons learned from the physics lab
    Prof Petra Lucht, Guest Professor on "Gender Studies in Engineering", Technische Univerisität Berlin, Germany

Facilitated Q&A

 Parallel 5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices

This session presents new research exploring the benefits of scientific inclusion and diversity, e.g. in science workforce, in scientific cultures, in research priorities, and in the application and communication of science knowledge, as drivers of research and innovation ideas.

Chair: Prof Carmen Leicht-ScholtenHead of Department, Gender and Diversity in Engineering (GDI), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University RWTH Aachen, Germany

  • One size fits it all? Perceptions of young male and female researcher on career perspectives in STEM
    Prof Carmen Leicht-ScholtenHead of Department, Gender and Diversity in Engineering (GDI), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Gender in Research – Policies, Practices and Experiences
    Sybille Reidl, Scientist, Joanneum Research Forschungsges.m.b.H., Austria
  • Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation in Argentina: between facts and the mirage of equality
    Prof Gloria Bonder, Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences, Argentina
  • Elsevier Content and Analytics - Comparing gender authorship across fields
    Dr Pan LeiContent & Analytics Product Manager, Elsevier & Dr Judith Kamalski, Manager of Strategic Research Insights & Analytics, Elsevier
  • Implementation strategies for gender-sensitive public health practice
    Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Junior Group Leader, Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Facilitated Q&A

 Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change

This session examines a variety of policy actions, which target research, innovation and development goals and, either directly or indirectly, look towards science and technology as holding the key to delivering societal wellbeing and sustainable economies. The session will discuss how gender is incorporated and evaluated in Horizon 2020, which forms part of the EU2020 political strategy; the success of research funding gender equality policies in Sweden; and the need to introduce much stronger awareness of gender research into the implementation plans of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to ensure that all objectives of all 17 SDGs are scrutinised from a gender perspective.

Chair: Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director Portia, UK/EU

  • Enhancing consideration of gender in H2020 2016-2017
    Ana Arana Antelo, Head of Unit, Science With and For Society, Directorate General Research & Innovation, European Commission, International 
  • Research Funding and Gender: A Research Review - Conclusions and Challenges
    Dr Fredrik BondestamDirector, Unit for Gender Research, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender, Gothenburg University
  • Mainstreaming gender research into the implementation of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)
    Prof Heisook Lee, President, Women in Science Engineering and technology, Seoul, Korea
  • Gender Gaps in Science, Technology and Innovation Activities in LAC Countries
    Matteo Grazzi, Economist Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation Division,  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

17:45- 19:30 Reception, Networking, Poster Exhibition

Kindly hosted by The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, University of Gothenburg and the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF).

Opening

  • Welcome from the reception hosts 
    Prof Curt Rice, Chair of the Committee on Gender Balance in Research, Norway
    Dr Fredrik BondestamDirector, Unit for Gender Research, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender, Gothenburg University, Sweden

 Day 2- Saturday 7 November 2015: Enhancing the capacity of policy actions to achieve lasting change

8:30-9:00 Registration 

9:00-11:00  Plenary 4

Opening

  • Welcome and Keynote - No more excuses: Europe’s science needs women
    Dr Ingrid Wünning Tschol, Senior Vice President Health and Science, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany
  • Women in Science and Innovation: real action in Europe
    Commissioner Carlos Moedas
    , EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Union [video]

 Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science 

Gender equality is a core value of the European Union and gender mainstreaming has been one of the key policy instrument used to advance it. With the recent inclusion of gender as a criterion of success in Horizon 2020 and in ERA, science has, finally, joined the policy areas targeted for gender mainstreaming actions. This session will discuss how to ensure that policy interventions produce the desired outcomes and how to demonstrate the benefits of institutionalising gender mainstreaming in science.

Chair: Prof Curt Rice, Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway, Chair of the Committee on Gender Balance in Research and Head of the board of Current Research Information System in Norway

  • Gender budgeting for science
    Dr Lisa Kolovich, Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • The unequal segregation in science careers
    Assoc. Prof Shulamit Kahn, Associate Professor, Boston University's School of Management, USA
  • Gender mainstreaming in 41 Swedish governments agencies
    Lillemor Dahlgren, Head of Operations, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research,
 University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Facilitated Q&A 

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:30   Plenary 5

 Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Gender mainstreaming in the context of science is a demanding strategy, which requires policymakers and science leaders to adopt new perspectives, acquire new expertise, and change their established operating procedures, if science is to represent equal opportunity for women and men to participate in, succeed in, and benefit from its endeavours.  Governments, Higher Education institutions, national academies, learned societies and research funders can individually and jointly advance equality and diversity in science. This session examines the role of strategic policy alliances, which can achieve greater impact and sustainable change by utilizing valuable synergies between different policy agendas and by demonstrating leadership and consensus that improvements are needed and can be achieved.

Chair: Britta Thomsen, Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

  • The NordForsk strategy for gender equality policy in Nordic countries
    Prof Marja Makarow, Vice-President for Research, Academy of Finland - the Finnish Research Council and Chair of the Board, NordForsk, Finland
  • Gendered Innovations: the new positions paper from LERU (League of European Research Universities)
    Prof Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Rector of Leiden University and Chair of LERU Gender Equality Group
  • The recommendations for action of the Welsh Government’s Task Force
    Prof Hilary Lappin-Scott, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Strategic Development, Swansea University, Wales, UK
  • Women in Science: Internationalization, Academic Role Orientation, and Productivity. New Large-Scale Evidence from European Universities in 11 Countries
    Prof Marek Kwiek, Director, Center for Public Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, University of Poznan, Poland

Facilitated Q&A 

 Closing

  • Keynote - Closing: The journey we have made and the journey still ahead
    Prof Rolf Tarrach,
    President of the European University Association (EUA), Former Rector, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

13:30-14:45 Lunch and Poster Exhibition

14:45-16:15 Parallel Knowledge Exchange Forums 

These sessions are designed to share practical lessons from successful intervention measures, and to disseminate effective practices, tools, advice and recommendations to ensure continued progress in mainstreaming gender in science.

 KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge

The aim of this session is to share knowledge and experience from three different initiatives: the FP7 funded GenPORT project, the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Academia Net database, and Elsevier’s Connect forum.  The GenPORT project is creating a portal to quality knowledge resources on gender and science covering a wide range of areas.  The Academia Net database features 2000 CVs of excellent women in STEM, as a resource for those seeking to recruit excellent women to leadership positions.  Elsevier Connect is an on-line platform with daily stories for the global science, technology and health communities, reaching over 150,000 readers a month.  The aim of this session is to share the lessons learned from these services how to inform and support different science communities and stakeholder groups in their endeavours, and how to best communicate about gender issues in science to reach a wider audience.

Chair: Dr Rachel Palmén, Researcher, notus applied social research, Spain

  • GenPORT: Your gateway to gender and science resources
    Dr Jörg Müller, Senior researcher, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Open University of Catalonia, Spain and Coordinator GenPORT, Europe
  • AcademiaNet: The Portal to Excellent Women Academics
    Dr Katrin Rehak, Head of Section, Science and Research, Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany
  • Gender in Science - how to make people understand why it matters
    Alison Bert, Editor in Chief, Elsevier Connect

 KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers

The under-representation of women at all levels of scientific careers and their over-representation in not tenured positions can be considered as a mirror of a wider and deeper problem, namely the lack of recognition of the relevance of gender in science and the ways in which it affects contents, methods and priorities. This clearly produces a growing negative impact on the quality of the research and its policies, as well as in the use of scientific results in economic and social terms. Indeed, the debate on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be characterised – albeit with important differences among the countries – by wide gender differences. The various forms of horizontal segregation (concerning training programmes and sectors of employment) intersect with the vertical segregation (the fact that women are poorly represented in apical positions), and the two phenomena raise and reinforce each other, highlighting the persistence of unequal job opportunities and careers for women in scientific research. Moreover, the “Leaky Pipeline” phenomenon shows that the effects of gender inequalities are not only given by a greater difficulty of access or of success to women, but also by the fact that, once they started a scientific career, they receive less professional support and face multiple risks of leakage than men. In addition to these phenomena, one should consider how gender differences matter in the increasing insecurity of scientific labour markets, women being present much more than men in positions that do not foresee a tenure track.   Considering these elements, the proposed session aims to tackle gender asymmetries from the very beginning of scientific careers, both in STEM and SSH disciplines, since gender inequalities act upon both, very low and more highly feminised environments. In particular different perspectives will be offered to investigate how institutions and organisations – funding agencies, universities, public and private research organisations – can contribute to the gender imbalance already in early career stage.  What are the gender biases a young researcher should be aware of? Are scientific organisations – universities and research centres – aware of gender biased processes and the unequal support that women receive in comparison to men already starting from the PhD? Which kind of actions can be implemented and how should priorities be set in a context of limited resources in research institutions?  Five contributions will aim to answer these questions and to stimulate a broader discussion from very different angles, giving a complex picture of the gender imbalance in science.

  • Gender and Diversity in Scientific Organizations: a focus on the early stages of careers 
    Prof Martina Schraudner Director, Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation; Professor, the Techinical Univeristy, Berlin, Germany  and 
    Angelika Trübswetter , Research Associate, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Results from the GARCIA project – Gendering the Academy and Research: combating Career Instability and Asymmetries 
    Dr Annalisa MurgiaResearch Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy and 
    Assoc. Prof Barbara Poggio, Vice Rector and Responsible for Equality and Diversities Policies, University of Trento, Italy
  • Results from the gendERC project – Gendered dimensions in ERC grant selection
    Dr Helene SchiffbaenkerSenior Researcher, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria and 
    Florian Holzinger, Researcher, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
  • Results from the STAGES project – Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science
    Dr Elena Del Giorgio, Research Fellow, STAGES Project, University of Milan, Italy
  • Results from the FESTA project – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia
    Dr Tatiana Arrigoni, Researcher, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy; 
    Eva Luebke, Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management, RWTH Aachen University, Germany and 
    Dr Nina Almgren, Gender Equality Specialist, Human Resources Division, Uppsala University, Sweden

 KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design

The aim of this session is to share knowledge and provide guidelines on how to integrate gender dimension in study design. Extensive scientific evidence shows that gender bias in research is common and can produce outcomes of different quality for women and men.  Horizon 2020 has, for the first time in the history of Framework Programmes, introduced gender dimension in study design as a recommended condition of success, with the relevance of sex-gender analysis identified for many topics. Efforts are being made to assemble the methodological know-how, as for example by the EU-Stanford Gendered Innovation project (www.genderedinnovations.stanford.edu), and guidelines to help researchers and others in the research process to tackle potential sources of gender bias in investigations.  The speakers will describe their own work in the area and recommend the criteria to use when planning a project.

Chair:  Dr Fredrik Bondestam, Director, Unit for Gender Research, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender, Gothenburg University

  • Good and bad ways to deal with sex-gender differences in biomarker and biobank research, and issues I would look for as an evaluator of planned studies
    Dr Ingvar Bergdahl, Associate Professor, Umeå University, and Scientific Secretary, Department of Biobank Research, Umeå University, Sweden
  • For a better integration of the gender dimension in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017
    Prof Ineke Klinge, ‎Visiting Professor, Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM), Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin and Chair of Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender
  • Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) reporting guidelines
    Dr Shirin Heidari, Director and Editor, Reproductive Health Matters (RHM), and Chair of the Gender Policy Committee, European Association of Science Editors (EASE)

 KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures

Chair: Dr Hans M. Borchgrevink, Former Special Adviser, International Staff, The Research Council Norway (RCN), Norway

The aim of this session is to share new knowledge of initiatives and projects, results, and practical experiences of mainstreaming gender into institutional policies and practices.  GS7-Europe comes 15 years after the ETAN report, which recommended that gender equality should be mainstreamed into the Framework Programmes, and into Member State programmes that fund science and technology.  The report provoked many organisations to take a closer look at their gender equality policies and practices. This session will show how far we have progressed towards realizing the envisaged benefits.  Three different perspectives will be presented to show the effectiveness of the methods, the implementation gaps, and the prospects of achieving lasting change: 1) change through national-level institutional policies and measures; 2) change by forcing action through quotas; and 3) change through field-specific (Physics) targeted policies.

  • Gender Quotas in Science
    Dr Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • The GENERA project: fostering gender equality and the importance of mixed teams in physics 
    Dr Thomas Berghoefer, Senior researcher, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Germany
  • Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the ERA: findings and policy recommendations from GENDER-NET ERA-NET
    Dr Anne Pépin, Director, Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

  KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

This session will present the newly established Nordic initiative entitled Gender Gap in the Nordic Research and Innovation Area (NORIA).  The initiative contains gendered statistics, research and an emphasis on impact. In addition, the session includes presentation from Norway and Sweden of the national initiatives, of the rationale for a joint Nordic initiative and how the Nordic initiative is understood in a national context.

Chair: Prof Gunnel Gustafsson, Director, NordForsk

  • Gender in the Nordic Research and innovation Area – A New Nordic Initiative
    Dr Jesper W. Simonsen, Executive Director, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway
  • Gender mainstreaming at Forte
    Prof Lars Wärngård, Director Planning and Process Development, Forte, Sweden
  • The Norwegian Balanse-programme
    Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen, Senior adviser, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway
  • Gender balance in the Finnish educational sector
    Prof Krista Varantola, Professor and rector emerita, Tampere University, Finland

 KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing

Policies operate at many levels—nationally, in agencies, institutions, organizations and departments. At those many levels, policy has the potential to support gender equality wherein a gender lens can be appropriately applied in research and innovation and where science can benefit and benefit from the contributions of women and men. This panel will examine critical policy targets in three areas: funding agencies, publications, and hiring and promotion procedures. Funding agencies can, for example, put policies in place to provide support to conferences where programs broaden participation by the conscious inclusion of both men and women as major speakers. The policies of journals can also support these goals in the ways that they require availability and presentation of data (sex of animals and cells and reporting of data in disaggregated formats). Policies that require an open call for applications to positions and merit based review also have the potential to affect change. Research suggests, however, that implicit bias can have a major negative effect unless compensated for by elements such as “blind review.” An international panel will describe strategies for supporting the goals and solicit examples of effective country level strategies from session participants. 

Chair: Prof Shirley Malcom, Head, EHR, AAAS; GenderInSITE Co-chair

Discussant: Prof Gloria Bonder, UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technology; GenderInSITE Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Prof Alice Abreu, Director, GenderInSITE; Professora Emérita Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Prof Roseanne Diab, South Africa, GenderInSITE Regional Focal Point for Southern Africa 
  • Dr Valda Vinson, South Africa, Deputy Editor, SCIENCE

Poster Exhibition 

  • Day 1 13:30 – 14:00, Posters 1 – 6 
  • Day 1 14:00 – 14:30, Posters 7 – 12
  • Day 1 15:55 – 16:10, Posters 13-15
  • Day 1 18:15 – 18:40, Posters 16 - 20
  • Day 2 11:10 – 11:30, Posters 21 - 24
  • Day 2 13:45 – 14:15, Posters 25 - 30
  • Day 2 14:15 – 14:45, Posters 31 - 35

 

  1. Women Ways of Gaining Voice Online

    Shlomit Aharoni-Lir, Bar Ilan University
  2. Sex in Science at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and European Molecular Biology Laboratory – European Bioinformatics Institute: Embedding Gender Equality into Institutional Strategy

    Dr Saher Ahmed, Wellcome Trust, Sanger Institute
  3. Role Models for Women Mobile Scientists
    Dr Giovanna Avellis, Marie Curie Alumni Association
  4. An Analysis into the Republic of Belarus’ Actors Who Are Involved in Gender Equality Issues

    Dr Svetlana Burova, Belarusian State University
  5. Is my bias showing? The role of sponsorship in building scientific careers
    Dr Jennifer de Vries, University of Melbourne
  6. Key authorship positions in neuroscience: A gender perspective

    Tahereh Dehdarirad, University of Barcelona
  7. Gender Balance: Challenges and Opportunities at a Faculty of Science and Technology in Norway

    Maria Dockweiler, University of Stavanger and Dr Vibeke Bull, University of Stavanger
  8. Profile of a Nascent International University-Community Partnership in STEM Education:  The Rutgers-Newark/P.A.Y. Namibia Collaborative

    Dr Kyle Farmbry, Graduate School, Rutgers University-Newark
  9. The influence of self-efficacy beliefs and self-assessment of professional skills on scientific career aspirations of computer scientists

    Silvia Förtsch, Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg
  10. Body images in medical teaching: a gender sensitive use

    Susanne Gahbauer, Medical University Vienna
  11. Should I Apply or Should I Leave? Female Decisions along Life Course Research

    Dr Ana M. González Ramos, Open University of Catalonia
  12. Beyond the leaky pipeline: Life Course Model for Comparing Men and Women Research Careers

    Dr Ana M. González Ramos, Open University of Catalonia
  13. Mentoring: A focus on organisational change to enable individual careers

    Prof Marilys Guillemin, University of Melbourne
  14. The Ideal Student.
    Elisabeth Anna Günther, TU Wien
  15. Status of Women in STEM in Slovenia

    Dr Rachelle Heller, the George Washington University
  16. Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation: EPWS actions

    Prof Claudine Hermann, European Platform of Women Scientists -EPWS
  17. Gender Sensitiveness in Computer Science Lessons

    Prof Martine Herpers, University of Applied Sciences, Fulda
  18. STEM: what should be taught in school?

    Michela Insenga, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, UK
  19. Roadmap to Dialogue - The Gender Dimension in Science and Research

    Dr Maren A . Jochimsen, Essen College of Gender Research, University of Duisburg-Essen
  20. European Academies of Sciences: gender policies in traditional self-governing institutions

    Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Belarusian State University
  21. Undoing gender in EU’s social innovation policies?

    Dr Malin Lindberg, Luleå University of Technology
  22. The String Theory Universe: A EU project in Physics with a gender component

    Yolanda  Lozano, University of Oviedo
  23. Why Jenny can’t publish: Exploring the gender gap in research productivity at a Norwegian research institute

    Lynn Nygaard, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
  24. Gender awareness. Assessing gender culture in Academia.

    Dr lorenza Perini, University of Padua
  25. Analysing the gender productivity puzzle in Middle Income Countries

    Lorena Rivera Leon, UNU-MERIT Maastricth University
  26. Women doctors in Italy: present and future
    Dr Debora Romano, Associazione Italiana Donne Medico Ferrara
  27. Opportunities for young girls from LDCs to undertake international travel and grow within the global scientific community
    Dr Elisabetta Scala, University of Trieste
  28. Woman is men’s best friend: Misogyny in Professional Virtual IT Community

    Dr Anastasiia Sergeeva, ITMO University
  29. Implementing Gender Medicine: Description of progress and current state

    Dr Heidi Siller, Women’s Health Centre, Medical University of Innsbruck
  30. Promoting the Inclusion of Gender in (Medical) Research: the Pro’s and Con’s from the Student’s Perspective

    Dr Heidi Siller, Women’s Health Centre, Medical University of Innsbruck
  31. And the grant goes to... Gender bias in early career research funding
    Dr Romy van der Lee, Leiden University (presentation)
  32. Mind the gap: Are sex and gender considerations addressed in Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines?
    Anita Liu, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender & Health
  33. Gender quotas change a lot
    Prof Elke Wolf, University of applied sciences Munich
  34. Gender Bias in Technology and Engineering Careers
    Dr Karen Wosczyna Birch, CT Colleges of Technology c/o Tunxis Community College
  35. Gender analysis as part of research works at the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
    Dr Kamila Zdeňková, UCT Prague