Women are still underrepresented in top positions in academia. Considering sex, gender, ethnicity, culture and other aspects of diversity have relevance for the way knowledge is produced, understood and disseminated. But how can we make that happen? Karin Grasenick. Julia Trattnig & Pilar Romero have developed a toolkit on equality in governance structures, procedures and implementation that is available online at edi-toolkit.org.

The toolkit is designed to help projects integrate equality, diversity and inclusion in the research content, and provide guiding principles for collaboration in teams. The toolkit is meant for everyday use and provides basic information about equality, diversity and inclusion; guiding questions, templates and tools to design responsible research; quick checklists, guidance for suitable structures and standard procedures; and measures to support EDI based leadership, fair teams and events.

The toolkit can help policymakers, scientists and research managers develop governance structures and put frameworks in place for euality, diversity and inclusion. It also helps researchers and leaders consider diversity in the content of research and methodological approaches. Making gender a key area that intersects with other diversity traits.

Check it out at www.edi-toolkit.org/!

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