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Gendered Research and Innovation: Integrating Sex and Gender Analysis into the Research Process

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League of European Research Universities (LERU) (2015), Gendered Research and Innovation: Integrating Sex and Gender Analysis into the Research Process, Advice Paper no. 18

This report outlines research areas with a clear need for Gendered Research and Innovation (GRI) and explains the role of Social Sciences and Humanities research in GRI. It gives concrete examples of research projects that include a GRI dimension and looks at established or emerging practice at the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and in other organisations.

It formulates recommendations for an action-oriented GRI approach, which LERU and other universities can take. For example, the university leadership should raise awareness of the importance of GRI within the institution; provide tools for researchers to understand and apply GRI methods in their research fields; and bring this important topic to the attention of policy makers.

The report also suggests that governments should include a GRI dimension in research policies and programmes, help raise awareness and provide information and training on this topic. They should include a GRI dimension in funding calls, where data show sex or gender to be a significant factor. Research funders should also adopt policies to promote GRI.

Finally journals should set standards for the inclusion of information on GRI, developing clear guidelines for authors on how to include sex and gender analysis in research and research reporting.

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