The Equality Committee is a working group to promote equality policies that favor a more diverse and inclusive science.
The group is made up of two members from four different groups of the institute: research, technical, predoctoral and administrative staff. It was formed in the Institute Board of November 26, 2021 and, since then, it meets periodically to carry out the implementation of equality policies in the institute.
Functions of the Equality Committee
- Disseminate and promote knowledge of the equality policies of the CSIC, specifically, the Equality Plan of the AGE and the CSIC.
- Disseminate institutional activities and decisions on equality policies.
- Serve as a channel for the proposals or suggestions that the ICU staff could make on the matter.
- Carry out a diagnosis of the situation regarding equality in the ICU. For this purpose, the data available in the ICU will be used.
- Promote training among staff on equality, as well as training on sexual and gender-based harassment, preferably within the framework of the CSIC Training Plan.
- Promote, in agreement with the management, equality in the functional and organizational structures of the ICU.
- Promote the inclusion of sex/gender in research and innovation, and training in this area, promoting the integration of sex/gender analysis in research.
- Promote, through specific actions in each ICU, the dissemination and visibility of the role of women in each ICU; researchers, technicians, etc., as a reference for current and future generations.
Formation of the Equality Committee, from left to right: Roger Escudé, Gemma Gabriel, Carles Tortosa, Mar Álvarez, Denise Marrero, Jennifer García, Eduard Figueras, Emma Solà, Sabela Rey and Carles Cané.
- 09/02/2022: Entre totes fem ciència! The Equality Committee commemorates March 8th
- 28/02/2022: Open discussion among the institute's staff to name female scientists and make their contributions to science more visible
- 09/02/2022: The Equality Committee of the IMB-CNM sets objectives and strategies after its first meetings