September 15-23, 2021
Brazil. Online event
VIRTUAL – Due to COVID-19 GS20 will now be held in virtual format.
The socio-economic and environmental challenges facing societies today put new pressure and expectations on science to produce more relevant and reliable knowledge to protect their wellbeing, and of the natural ecosystems they depend on. A 2010 report by science leaders identified important risk to quality of research outcomes caused by historical gaps and biases in scientific evidence and knowledge created by a persistent tendency of researchers to adopt ‘male’ as the norm in health and behaviour research. Furthermore, studies have often omitted reporting details of the biological and/or socio-cultural characteristics of the studied population, which has contributed to the non-reproducibility crisis in research. Since 2013, the European Union has adopted in its flagship research programmes: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, the policy to promote the integration of gender dimension in research and innovation.