Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research in TU Dublin – Friday, 15 October 2021 (9.30a.m.-3p.m.) – Dr. Maxime Forest, Yellow Window

24 Sep, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

As registrations for the workshop on Gender Dimension in Research are very low I am asking that you encourage researchers and research managers in your area to consider attending. As it is understood that there are many demands on colleagues time the workshop is taking place online. We last ran this workshop in 2019 during a semester break at three different times and three venue options and the numbers were very low. At that time, I along with very supportive colleagues, engaged in extensive publicity to encourage attendance but overall attendance was disappointing.

We are trying to encourage early awareness of gender in research so when researchers are developing their research, their team and their network that they are aware of their responsibilities and the expectations of stakeholders. Below some links in respect of Horizon Europe, Environmental Protection Agency, Health Research Board, Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council outlining the importance of gender in research.

https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/cross-cutting-issues/gender_en.htm
https://www.sfi.ie/resources/SFI-Gender-Strategy-2016-2020.pdf
https://research.ie/resources/publications/gender-strategy-and-action-plan-2013-2020/
https://www.hrb.ie/funding/funding-schemes/before-you-apply/all-grant-policies/gender-in-research-funding/
https://www.epa.ie/our-services/research/epa-research-2030/strategies-and-policies/gender-strategy/

Again I very much appreciate the demands on your time and your colleagues but I would ask that you encourage as many researchers/research managers to attend. Registration details below. Many thanks. Regards Sandra

Open for Registration - Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research in TU Dublin – Friday, 15 October 2021 (9.30a.m.-3p.m.) – Dr. Maxime Forest, Yellow Window

Who should attend?

The workshop will be of interest to all members of the academic community including principal investigators, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows,and postgraduate researchers as well as colleagues engaged in leading, developing and support research activity in TU Dublin.

Date and time:

Friday, 15 October 2021 (9.30a.m.-3p.m.)

Registration link:

https://gender15october.eventbrite.ie

After registration and around three working days in advance of the workshop, participants will receive workshop joining instructions.

About the workshop

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To provide an introduction to gender bias in research organizations and knowledge production
  • To highlight current trends in gendering research projects and programs in the European Research Area
  • To enhance capacities for including the sex and gender dimensions throughout research projects (also in STEM fields).

Workshop Agenda

  • Provide an overview on gender dimensions in STEM research
  • Help to understand the concepts of sex and gender and their relevance for research – focusing STEM related topics
  • Sensitize on the importance of including the sex and gender dimension into research projects and designing more gender sensitive projects
  • Provide an overview on gender dimensions in STEM research
  • Help to understand the concepts of sex and gender and their relevance for research – focusing STEM related topics
  • Sensitize on the importance of including the sex and gender dimension into research projects and designing more gender sensitive projects
Time (Irish time, UTC)Topics
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome / Self-introduction of trainer and participants / Expectations about the training session
09.45 – 09.55 Some basic definitions about gender and diversity
09.55 – 10.25 About gender imbalances in research and the academia: the status quo
Review of main issues related to gender in research: vertical/horizontal segregation/gender gap in funding/international mobility…
10.25 – 10.45 About (unconscious) gender biases in research
Going through examples of gender biased research in a variety of fields, Definition of unconscious biases
10.45 – 11.00 A dual approach to gendering research and the academia in the European Research Area
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 11.45 In plenary: identifying potential gender bias throughout the research cycle + discussion
Introduction to the research cycle
11.45 – 12.10 Buzz session 1 (in sub-groups): identifying gender biases in participants’ own research areas
12.10 - 12.30 Restitution in plenary
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.15 Buzz session 2 (in sub-groups): case studies
Sub-groups to work on selected TUD research projects, to assess potential gender relevance and mainstream a gender perspective
14.15 – 14.45 Restitution in plenary
14.45 – 15.00 Wrap-up and evaluation

About the presenter

Maxime Forest, PhD, is gender trainer and expert at Yellow Window. He is also associate researcher and senior lecturer at Sciences Po Paris University. Under his capacity as a gender expert, he contributed to design the GEAR online tool, devoted to integrating gender in research by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and DG Research and Innovation, and has been involved in 8 EU-funded projects in the field, including as Scientific coordinator of the EGERA project and evaluator of the EQUAL-IST, SUPERA and RESET projects. A member of the Gender Equality Academy, he also wrote with Lut Mergaert the chapter on integrating gender in the SAGE Handbook of Research Management (2015) and numerous reports, policy briefs and academic papers on mainstreaming gender in a variety of fields, including research and innovation.