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  • GS7 Europe Programme

    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 Schraudnerand 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 SchraudnerDirector, 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