This toolkit and training package, funded by the European Commission under the FP7, give the research community practical tools to integrate gender aspects into research, including equal opportunities for women and men and the gender dimension of research, thereby contributing to excellence in research. The training introduces this practical toolkit. It comprises an overall introduction into gender and research and shows how gender is interwoven with all aspects of research. It then examines in pragmatic terms how the gender dimension of research content contributes to excellence in research. The web page provides information on how to proceed with a sex/gender analysis, including methods, terms and check lists, and it also dedicates sections to Policy Recommendations and to the Institutional Transformation.

The case studies presented are based on concrete examples drawn from nine specific research fields: health; food, agriculture and biotechnology; nanosciences, materials and new production technologies; energy; environment; transport; socio-economic sciences and humanities; science in society and specific activities of international cooperation.

Currently, it provides examples in the following fields:

Health: Social networking for dietary guidance, Mosquito immunity and reproduction, Clinical decision-making and people with severe mental illness

Food, agriculture and biotechnology: Agri-food law, Biofortification, Sweet sorghum for food and fuel

Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies: Personalised skin care, Medical imaging, Customised production

Energy: Opportunities and needs in biofuels, Scenarios for the evolution of energy technologies, A common method for gathering biomass information

Environment: Determining air pollution distribution and change around hotspots, Sustainable consumption policies, Highland aquatic resources

Transport: Avionics for small aircraft, Transport research and tourism, Indicators of transport accessibility

Socio-economic sciences and humanities: The acquisition and loss of nationality, European social model, corporate social responsibility

Science in society: Awareness of the marine environment, civil society involvement in sustainable development, Multi-stakeholder dialogue on nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Specific activities of international cooperation: S&T dialogue between the EU and Latin America, ICT cooperation among the EU, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Research cooperation between Europe and Australia