GenPORT is a community sourced internet portal that offers an open collaborative environment to researchers, practitioners and policymakers for sharing resources and knowledge on gender across all sciences. The portal provides with an open entry-point to high-quality research, policy reports and practical resources on gender, science, technology, and innovation. The available information in GenPORT is updated by its community of users. The portal also offers online discussion forums where experts and interested users can come together to discuss emergent topics related to gender and science.


Though the wealth of resources developed in Europe over the last decade offers enormous potential for knowledge sharing and informed action, these resources are dispersed, and have varying degrees of visibility and usability. Globally, major gaps in the dissemination of past and present knowledge persist, while new information is constantly being produced. The GenPORT project exploits these numerous resources via an internet portal which offers these materials in accessible, timely, value-added ways to enhance the potential for their exploitation.


Our aim is that this portal, showcasing a vast array of resources and innovative user interaction, boosts practical and policy action by illuminating the contribution of gender equality to science excellence. Policy support is provided through research syntheses and policy briefings.


The GenPORT project was funded for the period May 2013 to April 2017 through the European Union FP7 ‘Science in Society’ Programme under the theme ‘Creating a transnational community of practitioners (Internet Portal)’.


Project team:

Gender and ICT (IN3 – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Spain
Jörg Müller (Project Coordinator):
Juliet Webster, Julià Minguillón, Lídia Arroyo, Elena Rodríguez, Jordi Conesa, Ricard Solans.

Portia Ltd, UK
Elizabeth Pollitzer
Henrietta Dale

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Italy
Maria Caprile
Manuelita Mancini
Barbara de Micheli
Rachel Palmén

Univezita Mateja Bela, Slovakia
Sandra Bitusikova

Örebrö University, Sweden
Liisa Husu
Jeff Hearn

GESIS – Leibnitz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Germany
Anke Lipinsky
Nina Steinweg
Laura Getz

Follow us on Twitter: @GenderPORTal or visit the portal GenPORT_logo


Related projects:

ACT – Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe (2018-2021). Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 788204).

INSPIRE – Centre of Excellence on Inclusive Gender Equality in Research and Innovation: Creating Knowledge and Engaging in Collaborative Action (2022-2026). Funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 101058537).


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