HOW we work
SUPERA is organised into eight main work packages: some of them last for the whole duration of the project, while others have a different length. The partners contribute in different ways to the achievement of the results relating to each work package, and the result is an exciting challenge we approach as a team.
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is the leader of the Ethics requirements work package. In order to comply with the ethical principles of national and European legislation, the Consortium has laid down several ethics requirements for each activity, raising ethical issues such as the management of personal data, interviews and surveys and the recruitment of research participants. The SUPERA project deals with sensitive and personal data that are treated with the highest level of confidentiality.
Detailed information on data collection, storage, protection, retention and destruction is included in the Personal Data Protection Plan and in the Data Management Plan. In case of interviews and surveys, all participants are given an informed consent form. The procedures and criteria used to identify or recruit research participants are clear and transparent, and specific attention is paid to the particular situation of women participating in interviews.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is the leader of the Project management and coordination work package, in order to guarantee the successful execution of the project in terms of schedule, resources, scope and impact. UCM responsibilities include: the technical and financial reporting, all the official administrative procedures, the revision and submission to the European Commission of the project-generated contents and the coordination of project meetings. These actions have been be presented in the Project’s management handbook, in order to develop a comprehensive catalogue of best practices and documentation handling.
Another important responsibility is the organization of the SUPERA launch and closing events, which are essential to enhance the impact of SUPERA activities. Last, but not least, the Coordinator is responsible for data management, dealing with privacy, data protection and data sharing.
The Central European University (CEU) is in charge of this work package. In order to design gender equality plans tailored to the needs and priorities of each participant, a baseline assessment of gender equality mainstreaming has been developed in each performing organization (universities and funding bodies). Documentary, organizational and statistical analysis, individual interviews, focus groups and surveys have been carried out, and case studies identified, in order to detect gender inequalities in any of our four key action areas.
Each partner has identified and analysed the potential gender-related issues, with the aim of establishing priority areas of intervention. Finally, a joint gender mainstreaming strategy has been developed, together with a working plan to account for resource allocation, gender equality objectives and timeline.
This set of activities is led by Yellow Window (YW) with the aim of developing tools and methods tailored to meet each organization’s needs and to build the capacity of the teams at all levels. YW designs train-the-trainer and training programmes on gender equality, addressing all the main GEPs’ areas of action and providing high-level expertise on institutional change for gender equality throughout the project.
Tools and methods drawn from design thinking are used to support the involvement of each academic community through permanent Gender Equality Hubs and short-term Fab Labs to explore innovative solutions.
This work package, managed by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), is designed to build inclusive gender mainstreaming mechanisms tailored to the needs of each participating university.
The actions include the development of an operational framework for the implementation of gender equality actions addressing gender imbalances in recruitment, retention and career progression, decision-making and integrating the gender dimension in research. The set up of a comprehensive gender information management system, to share all useful references and resources for the successful implementation of GEPs, is as well included as an outcome of this work package.
This work package, managed by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN), is designed to build inclusive gender mainstreaming mechanisms adapted to the needs of each participating organisation through Gender Equility Hubs, Fab labs and a dedicated RFO pilot network.
Actions include the development of an operational framework for the implementation of gender equality actions, addressing gender imbalances in recruitment, retention and career progression, decision-making and integrating the gender dimension in research. A comprehensive gender information management system to share all useful references and resources for the successful implementation of GEPs is included among the outcomes of this work package.
In SUPERA, monitoring and evaluating the progress of GEP implementation from an independent point of view can increase the chances of achieving set objectives and promptly identifying any deviations from goals. Science Po is in charge of this work package, managing activities connected with the design of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation approach and ensuring that the lessons learnt from previous experiences are taken on board. Science Po is also in charge of the assessment of the extent to which gender equality policies are accepted by each organization, and of the sustainability of changes.
The Università degli Studi di Cagliari (UNICA) leads the dissemination and communication of SUPERA activities, ensuring an effective communication about the project and its results within and beyond SUPERA community, to academic and non-academic audiences. The aim of the communication and dissemination activities is to raise public awareness about the importance of gender equality in research organizations and academia. For this reason, stakeholders are involved at all levels in each organisation. Communication activities are also aimed at boosting the institutionalization of gender equality policies, in order to ensure sustainable results after the end of the project.
Here are the SUPERA public deliverables related to communication and dissemination activities: