Research-oriented equality standards of the DFG

At the General Assembly on 4 July 2018 in Bonn, the member institutions of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) unanimously agreed to implement qualitative reporting as part of the DFG's "Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality". In future, the members intend to submit qualitative, lean reports on two alternating focus topics every two years and to exchange information on these topics free of competition. The topics for the reports will be decided at the general meetings.

The following two topics were decided as focus topics for the reporting cycle (2018 - 2020):

1. "Relief of female scientists for committee work".
2. "Recruitment procedures to attract female scientists".

The following two topics were decided as priority topics for the current reporting cycle (2020 - 2022):

3. "Increasing the proportion of women in the postdoc phase"
4. "How universities deal with the issue of diversity".