MRS Guidance Note on Collecting Data on Sex and Gender
MRS has produced this Guidance Note to help practitioners act legally and ethically when collecting data and asking research participants ’ questions on biological sex, gender and gender identity . A ll research participants need to feel equally valued and satisfied that their personal prefer ences are being respected in terms of how they wish to describe and categorise themselves . Researchers can use th is guidance to assess whether they are complying with the Code in collecting demographic information on these areas. Th is should be used in c onjunction with the MRS Code of Conduct and Guidelines.