Why Research Funding Organisations ?
This target group is comprised of organisations that fund research, programmes and projects, at their competence level. These organisations vary from ministries, research agencies, higher education institutions and research institutes. Their crucial role thus consists also of setting the standards and regulations on science and research at a political level.
Funding agencies and research organisations, especially when dealing with public money, have the responsibility to fund the best quality research possible and this implies, among other important considerations, ensuring that the funded projects or programmes integrate appropriately the gender analysis, encouraging this as a precondition for excellence by supporting, assisting and guiding those seeking funding in how to best develop excellent science. This meaning in this case how best to integrate both women’s and men’s needs into research.