Compendium of national initiatives on the integration of the gender dimension in research contents

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The present report is a deliverable of the GENDER-NET ERA-NET, a project funded by the European Commission (FP7, Science-in-Society work programme, 2013- 2016) and designed to address the common challenges still facing the European Research Area in achieving one of its key priorities, gender equality in research institutions and the integration of the gender dimension in research contents1 . Gender dimension in research is a concept regrouping the various elements concerning biological characteristics and social/cultural factors of both women and men into the development of research policies, programmes and projects2 . Integrating the gender dimension into research content refers to the use of sexand/or gender-based analysis in all the phases of the research cycle – from the formulation of research questions and priorities to research design and methodologies, collection and interpretation of data, reporting, dissemination of results, and applications – so that research content and impact reflect the realities, needs and expectations of both women and men. By taking into account sex/gender perspectives in research programmes and projects, not only is social relevance heightened, but scientific quality and innovation opportunities are also increased. This report (GENDER-NET Deliverable Report D3.9) compiles results that were collected through a survey sent in the second half of 2014 to national and regional organisations (i.e. ministries, research-funding agencies and other types of national/regional organisations) across Europe and in the United States and Canada. The aim of this survey was to provide a compendium – and later, a detailed comparative analysis – of existing national/regional initiatives addressing the integration of the gender dimension in research and innovation, in member states and associated countries participating in GENDER-NET, in the countries that have expressed an interest in joining the consortium, and in other relevant countries

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Useful resource to introduce a gender perspective in research content

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