Gender Equality in Academia and Research: GEAR Tool
Institutional change is a strategy aimed at removing the obstacles to gender equality that are inherent in the research system itself, and at adapting institutional practices. Within an institutional change approach, the focus is on the organisation.
Research organisations and higher education institutions are invited to implement institutional change relating to human resources management, funding, decision- making and research programmes. The main objectives of institutional change are to enhance women’s representation and retention at all levels of their scientific careers and to promote the integration of the gender dimension in research and innovation content.