The GENOVATE Community consist of seven GENOVATE partner institutions; the GENOVATE International Advisory Board; key strategic collaborators and stakeholders and the general public. It is a mechanism designed to facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange across the community at local, national and international levels within each of the partner institutions’ countries, across Europe and globally.
This year’s conference has the theme: Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. Already 650 participants have registered to the event. Welcome to meet LTU in the Track 2 about responsible research and innovation. The LTU team will present and discuss Genovate, LTU’s Code of Practice and how it is implemented at the university. Read more about the programme http://conference2015.earma.org/programme/689/
Track 2.2 GENOVATE; boosting gender equality in academia
Chair: Olaf Svenningsen , University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Paula Wennberg, Centre for Distance-spanning Technology, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Carina Mattsson, HR Department, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden;
Gender equality is strategically valuable in research and innovation because it is now recognized that
- research excellence requires accessibility, resources and advancement opportunities for the best researchers, irrespective of gender and
- innovation demands the diversity of perspective and input that is possible from a truly diverse pool.
GENOVATE is an EU FP7-funded action research project including seven European partner universities with different institutional and national contexts for gender equality. One of the core goals of the project is to ensure equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging a more gender-competent management in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies.
In this dialog seminar, a Code of Practice, a set of recommendations, to boost gender equality in academia that has been prepared in the project with stakeholders will be described and discussed. The Code is designed to facilitate a change process at a university in terms of improved gender equality in research and innovation. The Code includes examples of gendered structures at a university to assist staff to understand how to avoid reproducing stereotypes. The Code is also prepared to inspire staff not only in academia but also in industry to put gender issues on agenda.
Finally, the session will demonstrate practical gender-mainstreaming tools, such as a check-list to support a gender-aware recruitment process as well as a gender app and gender toolbox, also useful when preparing H2020 applications.