The Rome Declaration on Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe (Council of the European Union, 21/11/2014) establishes “the application of new knowledge in society- in full respect of gender equality, the gender dimension in research and ethics considerations”. This Declaration lays the foundation for the integration of gender and sex analysis into all phases of the research and innovation cycle. This implies that the biological characteristics and social and cultural characteristics of women and men are taken into account and that this inclusion is seen as an added value in terms of creativity, excellence and social responsibility, as well as return on investment. By contrast, incomplete and flawed results are the consequence of ignoring gender and/or sex-related issues, as these are a fundamental variable to consider in research.
Consequently, research projects and contracts should consider, where relevant, gender and/or sex dimensions, both in the approach, in the development and in the final results of the research.
Regulations and recommendations of the State Investigation Agency and the EU
- AEI. “Manual de Género en la Investigación” (2011) (pdf).
- State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020, which includes the incorporation of the gender perspective in the programmes.
- The incorporation of the gender perspective into the content of funded projects. Information on the evaluation of the Integration of Gender Analysis in Research.
- European Commission: Gender Equality in Horizon 2020.
- European Commission: Gendered Innovations. How Gender Analysis Contributes to Research (pdf)
- European Commission: Gendered Innovations 2. How Inclusive Analysis Contributes to Research and Innovation (pdf)