The Cultural and Institutional Change guidelines address how to promote gender equality in science by promoting cultural and institutional change. This approach, which is in line with current priorities in science, research and innovation in the EU and individual EU member states, has gradually become the dominant approach to addressing gender equality in the scientific environment, not only in Europe, but also in the USA and other countries of the world. The objective is to transform academic culture into becoming more open, devoid of implicit gender bias and stereotypes.
The guidelines are designed for all who are interested in active and systematic involvement in creating change at their institution, whether from the position of a recruiter, manager or leader, researcher or university teacher.
This is a practical manual written in plain language. It offers specific examples of tools that can help individuals initiate activities at individual and, especially, institutional levels.
The specific examples are based on real-life experiences and on research studies in the field of gender (in)equality in science. The manual contains a glossary describing commonly used concepts, explains gender (in)equality and gender stereotypes in science and provides additional resources on each of the studied topics. The use of graphs and tables make the guidelines easier to understand and, thus, user-friendly.
Organisational requirements and time frames depend on context and participant numbers.