Key considerations for the appropriate integration of sex and gender in research

Key considerations for the appropriate integration of sex as a biological variable

Situations when sex may not be applicable

Research has previously demonstrated that sex is not a determinant, such as the study of:

The applicant must provide compelling justification for excluding sex as a biological variable.

Situations when sex is applicable

The following key considerations apply for reviewers to rate the integration of sex as a biological variable in order to meet standards for rigour and reproducibility in science, and to allow for the discovery of sex differences and their underlying mechanisms where appropriate.

Strength

Weakness

Key considerations for the appropriate integration of gender as a social determinant of health in clinical, health system and population health studies

Both sex and gender should be considered in human and database studies whenever possible.

Situations in Which Gender May Not be Applicable to a Study

The integration of gender as a sociocultural determinant of health may not be applicable in research describing:

The applicant must provide compelling justification for why it is not possible or relevant to report on gender.

Situations in which Gender is applicable

The following key considerations apply for rating the quality of integration of gender as a sociocultural determinant of health in the proposal as a strength or a weakness:

Strength

Weakness

Date modified: