The EU is increasingly interested in promoting programmes that empower gender equality at all levels of societal life. Gender equality in the STEM scientific world attracts particular attention due to the high under-representation of women. The EU-funded CALIPER project intends to drive the structural change process of 7 Research Performing and 2 Research Funding STEM organizations to become more gender-equal by increasing the number of women researchers, enhancing their carrier perspectives and adding a gender dimension in research. The project will engage its regional and national innovation environments in active synergies to share knowledge and best practices. It aims at designing Gender Equality Plans for Research Organisations that will enhance women’s role on key positions spanning form research and innovation to actual market environments.
CALIPER project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 873134
Aligned to Article 29 Open access to scientific publications, of the Grant Agreement:
Each beneficiary must ensure open access (free of charge online access for any user) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to its results.
In particular, it must:
(a) as soon as possible and at the latest on publication, deposit a machine-readable electronic copy of the published version or final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication in a repository for scientific publications;
Moreover, the beneficiary must aim to deposit at the same time the research data needed to validate the results presented in the deposited scientific publications.
(b) ensure open access to the deposited publication — via the repository — at the latest:
(i) on publication, if an electronic version is available for free via the publisher, or
(ii) within six months of publication (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities) in any other case.
(c) ensure open access — via the repository — to the bibliographic metadata that identifies the deposited publication.