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Established in 2012, the EASE Gender Policy Committee works to advance gender- and sex-sensitive reporting and communication in science. The goal is not only better science, whether in the life, natural or social sciences, but also enhanced evidence-based practices, interventions and opportunities, for both women and men. The Committee consists of experts with diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience, sharing enthusiasm to advance sex and gender equity for responsible research and innovation.


  • Advance sex/gender reporting and gender diversity in editorial management on a global level, and across disciplines.
  • Addressing the gender gap in scientific research and publishing is a pre-requisite for enhanced quality, diversity and transparency and will allow science (across disciplines) to remain at the forefront of innovation and discovery.


  • Greater gender diversity in science and publishing practices for enhanced quality, diversity and transparency for science to remain at the forefront of innovation.

The Committee has two active project groups, one focused on development and implementation of the SAGER guidelines (led by Shirin Heidari) and one addressing gender equity in the editorial workforce (led by Matilda Hellman). The groups meet regularly virtually and have several projects underway. Anyone interested in joining one of these groups should contact the group leader or Joan Marsh.

The Committee has adopted the acronym SAGER to express its work: Sex And Gender Equity in Research.

Follow the links to the terms of reference for both the GPC and the SAGER Project Groups.

GPC terms of reference 12-1-2020

GPC SAGER Working Group terms of reference 9-3-2020