How to integrate sex and gender into research

The following tools are available to help researchers:

Definitions

Below are some guidelines, tools and resources to help researchers and reviewers better account for sex and gender in health research. CIHR expects that all research applicants will integrate gender and sex into their research designs, methods and analyses and interpretation and/or dissemination of findings when appropriate.

Whether you are an applicant or a peer reviewer, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the training resources available to help you perform your important work. A series of FAQs will be available soon.

Applicants

All Applicants

To continue to support applicants' efforts to learn more about how and why to consider sex and gender in their research, the following tools are available:

Biomedical

Guidance documents

Key articles and reports

Clinical

Guidance documents

Key articles and reports

Health Systems and Services

Guidance documents

Key articles and reports

Population Health

Guidance documents

Key articles and reports

Peer reviewers

To continue to support peer reviewers efforts, CIHR has developed a framework for thinking through whether gender and/or sex are appropriately integrated into CIHR applicants' proposed research designs. These tools are available on our website:

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