Gender Equality Plan


Gender dimension
in research


To promote the inclusion of gender/sex dimension in research as a quality improvement factor.

Integrating the gender dimension in ICM’s research

Measure 3.1

Gender can thus be an important factor in research excellence. The inclusion of the gender dimension in marine science research has been shown to improve the quality of research and to promote a wider application of its findings to the population.

This measure aims to incorporate the gender dimension into ICM research, which is a significant challenge given the limited steps that have been taken so far in this regard. Whilst not all research studies are suited for full inclusion of the gender dimension, many others may have distinct effects and results if a gender perspective or sex differences are considered in their design.

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