This checklist is designed to assist researchers and grant applicants in implementing the necessary steps for integrating the gender analysis into their research projects. It will guide users through the main stages of the research cycle in identifying the main elements to take into account when designing appropriate gender-sensitive research.


Does your research approach clearly articulate sex and/or gender relevance to the research topic?


Have you addressed how research findings from your study will apply to the specific needs of men and/or women?

Have you appropriately applied the insights from your literature review on similarities and differences between men and women (or female/male animals, tissues and cells) to your research design?

Have you included a systematic analysis and assessment of sex and/or gender in your research questions and hypothesis?

Where relevant, does your methodology specify appropriate representation of the research sample in terms of sex and/or gender?

Have you included a mechanism to disaggregate your data by sex and other gender-related variables (e.g. marital status, professional status, etc.) both at the collection and at the analysis stages?

Have you considered other intersecting factors with sex and gender (e.g. age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation…) in your methodology?

Do you have a dissemination/knowledge translation plan to facilitate effective use of the sex and/or gender outcomes from your research?

Are there any ethical implications as relate to sex and/or gender that you need to address in your research?