This checklist is designed to assist peer reviewers/evaluators of research projects to assess the adequate integration of the gender analysis into the research projects at the evaluation stage. It will guide users through the main stages of the research cycle in identifying the main elements to take into account when evaluating appropriate gender-sensitive research.

Clarification in the applicant’s research design on how findings from the project will apply to the specific needs of women and/or men.

A clear elucidation in the applicant’s literature review on implications of the research findings on men and/or women (or female/male animals, tissues and cells).

Research questions or hypotheses that include a thorough analysis of sex and gender with clarity on the differences and/or similarities between men and women (or female/male animals, tissues and cells).

Research proposal sample designs that allow for data disaggregation by sex and gender to ensure that the information collected will facilitate sex and gender analysis.

Appropriate consideration of relevant ethical issues that may have particular implications for men and/or women in similar or different ways.

A robust strategy for knowledge dissemination/translation to facilitate appropriate application of the research findings to the specific needs of men and/or women