Guidance for the selection of evaluators with gender expertise for proposals submitted under H2020 calls
The following guidelines complement the criteria for the selection of experts, as established by art.40 “Appointment of independent experts” of the Rules of Participation1 and as specified in chapter 3.1 “Appointing experts as evaluators” of the Section on Proposal Submission and Evaluation of the H2020 Vademecum2 . They have been agreed by the Advisory Group on Gender and they aim to help with the selection of evaluators with gender expertise.
Horizon 2020 considers gender as a cross-cutting issue3 and stipulates that “the gender dimension shall be adequately integrated in research and innovation content in strategies, programmes and projects and followed through at all stages of the research cycle” 4 . Depending on the calls and topics in question, individuals with gender expertise may be needed among the evaluation experts.