Igar ToolRecommendations for Integrating
Gender Analysis into Research
How does a research study fail in taking into account women’s and men’s specific needs?
Have you ever thought that the results of a study or a research cannot be applicable equally to women or men?
What does gender bias mean when talking about the content of research?
Have you ever thought that science can be gender biased?

Welcome to the GENDER-NET IGAR Tool

In this website you will find tools and resources to promote high quality science by

Integrating the Gender Analysis into Research (IGAR)

The aim of this site is to assist research funding and performing organizations as well as researchers and peers reviewers/evaluators with the know-how to integrate sex and gender considerations into policies, programmes, and projects, and to raise awareness about the importance of sex and gender in research and innovation...

4th ERA priority

"Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research" is the 4th ERA priority

Include sex and gender

“CIHR has implemented a requirement that all grant applicants respond to mandatory questions about whether their research designs include sex and gender” - CIHR


Only 0-6% of scientific articles from 2010 to 2013 integrated a gender dimension in research content (being almost 0% in agricultural sciences, engineering and technology, and natural sciences and about 6 % in the social sciences) - SHE FIGURES 2015

Horizon 2020

Integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation (R&I) content, helps improve the scientific quality and societal relevance of the produced knowledge, technology and/or innovation - Objective of the gender equality strategy of H2020

78 scientific topics

The International Council for Science identified 78 scientific topics involving “gender” and/or “women” as the main and a separate concern, in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals - UN: The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Quality of research

“All of our programmes and initiatives must specifically assess what the gender dimension means for their particular knowledge field (…) The aim is to enhance the overall quality of research” RCN Director General Arvid Hallén