The central question of the GEDII project is simple: what makes great (research) teams? The literature on what makes (research) teams effective is huge. GEDII will look more specifically at the relationship between gender diversity in research teams and their research performance. How do the proportion of men and women and their associated gender stereotypes affect the quality and quantity of research outputs? We hope to generate new insights how gender diversity helps to build great teams.
The project receives funding by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program and involves partners from Sweden, Germany, Spain and the UK. It will run for three years from 2015 until 2018. GEDII uses a variety of research methods, including a cross country survey, bibliometric analysis and case studies while concentrating specifically on medical engineering and mobility research sectors.