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Leading Innovative measures to reach gender Balance in Research Activities

Deliverables

Launch Career Network website section

A special section of the LIBRA project website will be dedicated to career development for young scientists and offer information and advice regarding all questions around building a career in science. It will be included with the project website (P1) and will not exclusively address the young female researchers from the IOs but be targeted towards all young researchers in the wider scientific community.

Project website live

Project website will be built and published

2nd Career Network meeting

We plan to organise two career network meetings in conjunction with career workshops, which will be open for all interested researchers. These meetings will include scientific talks by women scientists, role model talks and discussion groups.

Sex/Gender dimensions in research workshop

Sex/Gender dimensions in research workshop to engage funding bodies and industry

sex/gender consideration

Results of the survey of sex/gender consideration across participating institutes

Content for WLB training course

We will create and deliver training for leaders from HR departments and senior scientific staff as appropriate, on topics related to WLB, labour law, equal opportunities, impact of WLB on the institute.

Final report

Final report

Outreach activities summary

Outreach activities summary

Content of web-based WLB induction module

We will generate the material for a web-based induction module for all new institute staff highlighting the importance of WLB which can be tailored to individual institute requirements.

Case studies on sex/gender dimension in research

Collection and web publication of case studies on sex/gender dimension in research projects

Networking overview

To capitalise on results obtained by other ongoing initiatives and to ensure we engage with a range of stakeholders, partners will actively engage in networking. All related activities will be summarised and reported.

"Integration of ""sex/gender dimension in research"" induction module"

"Integration of ""sex/gender dimension in research"" induction modules in PhD programmes and GEPs"

Inventory of WLB best practice

Inventory of WLB best practice obtained from WP1 survey and individual IO policies

Data management plan

A Data Management Plan (DMP) will be drafted at the beginning of the project, and continuously revised. The DMP will detail the plan for data collection, storage and analysis.

Job announcements according to published guidelines

Job announcements published on the EU-LIFE, IO partner, and project websites with language and content according to published guidelines

Guidelines and policies

Guidelines and policies for gender balance in research institutes

Summary of Gender Bias Workshops

Summary of 10 Gender Bias Workshops for Supervisors linked to the GEPs

Selected participants for Career Development Programme

For the Career Development Programme approx. 20 postdoctoral researchers will be selected from the IOs.

10 IO GEP sustainability plans

During the last year of the project, they will start drafting sustainability plans that will be exchanged and revised until reaching a consensus at the institute and consortium level. At the end of the GEP implementation, events for presenting the work done within the involved institutes will be organised and carried out.

Hands-on workshops

Report about focused hands-on workshops open to other research organisations and stakeholders

1st Career Network meeting

We plan to organise two career network meetings in conjunction with career workshops, which will be open for all interested researchers. These meetings will include scientific talks by women scientists, role model talks and discussion groups.

Online training module on sex/gender dimension in research

Training on how to include a sex/gender dimension in basic and applied research, which will be implemented in a online module.

Published GEP recruitment guidelines

Published GEP recruitment guidelines including a description of gender-appropriate job announcement language, how to fairly assess a candidate’s CV, and interview question guidance.

GEP training workshop for HR representatives

GEP training workshop for HR representatives on best practices in hiring to avoid gender biases

Mid-term revision of the dissemination plan

With the support of communication professionals at each partner institute, the project manager will coordinate the mid-term revision of the initial dissemination plan, where objectives, target audience, actions and indicators will be clearly identified.

Monitoring Tools

Once the GEPs are designed in detail by each IO (see WP2), the Monitoring and Assessment Unit (MAU) will define two types of monitoring tools: 1. GEP monitoring cards that indicate the actions to be monitored and their timing; questions concerning relevant issues in implementation will be also included; 2. WP monitoring cards that focus on similar actions implemented by each IO in the 4 different areas (WP3-6); they will be similar to a short open questionnaire to be administered by the WP leaders. A draft version of the monitoring tools will be presented to and discussed with the IOs and the WP leaders and modified as necessary for its approval.

Results on the effects of the newly implemented recruitment strategies

We will monitor gender balance at each stage of the recruitment process for each advertised scientific position by recording the numbers of men and women who applied for the role, those who were short-listed, interviewed and finally appointed. Data analysis results will show the effects of the newly implemented recruitment strategies throughout the project

WLB training course for HR

Training course in WLB for HR managers/senior staf

Publication of 10 IO institutional GEPs

After the design phase has been completed, the GEPs will be officially launched in each IO partner by the directors and the GEP leaders.

Sex/gender dimensions in research policies

Document of institutional policies and best practices on sex/gender dimensions in research

WLB case studies

Case studies of scientists who have achieved a good WLB

Assessment criteria for WLB

Document of assessment criteria for WLB for inclusion in WP1 survey

Impact of WLB changes

Questions for assessing impact of WLB changes (to include in final survey)

List of IO GEP teams and leaders

Each IO will appoint a team with a leader who will be dedicated to GEP design, implementation, closure and sustainability.

Gender Handbook

Gender Handbook for evaluation of faculty members

Report on “My Life in Science” seminar series

Report on “My Life in Science” seminar series about WLB experiences in science (from both men and women)

Revision of Data Management Plan

The initial Data Management Plan will be revised.

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