Published December 2, 2022 | Version 1.0
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Guide to Promoting Gender Equality for Research & Innovation Funding Organisations: Data collection and impact monitoring

  • 1. Science Foundation Ireland
  • 2. German Environment Agency
  • 3. Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology
  • 4. Innovate UK
  • 5. Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
  • 6. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


As part of its commitment to making gender equality a reality, from 2022, the European Commission will require that a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) is in place for individual organisations applying to Horizon Europe for funding.

Considering the unique position of, and the lack of specific guidance for Research and Innovation Funding Organisations, this guide aims to support the establishment and monitoring of GEPs and the monitoring of their effect on external-facing stakeholders within the activities of R&IFOs. This guide is designed specifically for R&IFOs to support them in collecting gender-related data, and provides practical information to R&IFOs regarding rationale for, special considerations and specific areas of inclusion in data collection practices. By following a consistent approach to data collection across international funding agencies, informed by European legislation and identified good practice, R&IFOs will be supported in assessing progress against gender equality targets and performing benchmarking practices, allowing them to identify areas that require further action.



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ACT – Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe 788204
European Commission