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The Final Report of the GenderBasic product is available: GenderBasic Final Report (pdf)

Reports of the various work packages of the GenderBasic project are listed below.

 

WP 2: Interviews with researchers

WP 2: Interviews with researchers

The objective of GenderBasic is to ensure a better integration of the gender dimension in (basic) life sciences research.

How do participants of Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence financed by the first and second calls Thematic Priority Food Quality & Safety (TP5) of FP6 experience the process of integrating the gender dimension in their research activities? How is attention to the gender dimension integrated in the content of the main research activities? Which activities have been undertaken in the project consortia to mobilize attention to the gender dimension in research among the scientists?
Semi-structured interviews were conducted with researchers from thirteen projects, focusing on: Are sex- and/or gender-related factors taken into account in the project? How are those factors addressed in the different components of research projects? What has been achieved? What has been proven difficult?

Joke Haafkens & Ineke Klinge. Integrating attention to the gender dimension into the research activities of Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence financed by Thematic Priority 5 “ Food Quality & Safety ” of the Sixth EU Framework Programme. Specific Support Action GenderBasic: Report on Work Package 2, October 2006.

 

WP 3: Inventory of guidelines and policies

WP 3: Inventory of guidelines and policies

An inventory of guidelines and/or institutional policies regarding integration of the gender dimension among high profile European Institutes for life sciences research (focusing on basic) research was made. Interviews were conducted with key informants of three high profile medical research institutions in the EU (INSERM, KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE, CHARITÉ UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN) where specific initiatives have been taken to facilitate attention to the gender dimension in biomedical research.
Why and how were those initiatives taken? How are they financed? What was achieved? What role can the EU play in supporting such initiatives?

Joke Haafkens & Ineke Klinge. Promoting attention to the gender dimension in health research: experiences from three centres of excellence in the EU. Specific Support Action GenderBasic: Report on Work Package 3, June 2007.

 

WP 4: Inventory of experts

WP 4: Inventory of experts

Experts are considered to be researchers in (basic) life sciences research (including epidemiologists, methodologists, and clinical statisticians), who have experimented with or are interested in integrating the gender dimension in their research, as well as gender experts who have a connection to life sciences research.
List of experts in sex- and gender factors in basic biomedical & health-related research
(draft list). Deliverable work package 4. Submitted July 2006.

 

WP 5: Expert Meeting GenderBasic

WP 5: Expert Meeting GenderBasic

An expert meeting was organized in January 2007, in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The objective of the Expert Meeting was to provide scientists involved in health related research (with a focus on basic and clinical research) funded by the EU Framework programmes, with practical tools, relevant examples and best practices as regards paying attention to sex and gender differences in the content of their research. Ten reviews have been commissioned which together cover various methodological aspects of paying attention to sex and gender in research as well as six health areas where attention to sex and gender issues is urgently called for. The methodological reviews address basic, translational, clinical and public health research. The identified health area's are: anxiety disorders, asthma, metabolic syndrome, nutrigenomics, osteoporosis, and work-related health. These reviews have been published in Gender Medicine, Volume 4, Supplement B, 2007. GenderBasic: Promoting Integration of Sex and Gender Aspects in Biomedical and Health-Related Research.

For the book of abstracts and participants of the Expert Meeting, click below:
Expert Meeting GenderBasic: Promoting attention to sex and gender in biomedical and health related research. Maastricht, January 26-27, 2007. EU FP6 Women and Science Specific Support Action, January 2007

The authors of the reviews presented their papers at the Expert Meeting. Other experts had been asked to peer review the papers, and they presented their comments. The powerpoint presentations have been made available below:

“Integrating the dimension of sex and gender into basic life sciences research: problems and solutions” Anita Holdcroft: “Integrating the dimension of sex and gender into basic life sciences research: problems and solutions”
“The invisible woman ” Flavia Franconi: “The invisible woman ”
“Gender differences in asthma: unsolved puzzles ” Dirkje Postma: “Gender differences in asthma: unsolved puzzles ”
“Sex and Gender Differences in Clinical Research Methodological Ramifications ” Martin Prins: “Sex and Gender Differences in Clinical Research Methodological Ramifications ”
“ Gender in Clinical Research: A Review of Prins et al ” Susan Phillips:“ Gender in Clinical Research: A Review of Prins et al ”
Integrating a Gender Dimension in Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Research Piet Geusens & GeertJan Dinant: “Integrating a Gender Dimension in Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Research”
“Integrating a gender dimension in osteoporosis and fracture research” Alan White: “Review of: “Integrating a gender dimension in osteoporosis and fracture research”
“Sexually dimorphic gene expression in somatic tissues ” Jörg Isensee & Patricia Ruiz Noppinger “Sexually dimorphic gene expression in somatic tissues ”
“Not gene after gene but 25.000 genes simultaneous: DNA microarrays ” Agnes Wold: “Not gene after gene but 25.000 genes simultaneous: DNA microarrays ”
“Gender Aspects in the Metabolic syndrome ” Vera Regitz-Zagrosek: “Gender Aspects in the Metabolic syndrome ”
“Metabolic syndrome from a gender and cardiovascular perspective ” Eva Swahn “Metabolic syndrome from a gender and cardiovascular perspective ”
“Methodological and ethical ramifications of paying attention to gender differences in Public Health research ” Anita Rieder & Kitty Lawrence “Methodological and ethical ramifications of paying attention to gender differences in Public Health research ”
“Anxiety disorders: A gender test case within mental health (care) research ” Marrie Bekker & Janneke van Mens-Verhulst “Anxiety disorders: A gender test case within mental health (care) research ”
“A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research – examples from work-related health ” Anne Hammarström: “A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research – examples from work-related health ”
“Review. A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research- examples from work-related health ” Monique Frings-Dresen: “Review. A tool for distinguishing gender research from gender difference research- examples from work-related health ”
“Gender, Nutrigenomics and CVD ” Jose Ordovas: “Gender, Nutrigenomics and CVD ”
“ Comments on Nutrigenomics review of Jose Ordovas ” Nicolien Wieringa: “ Comments on Nutrigenomics review of Jose Ordovas ”
“Researching Sex and Gender in Food Allergy : An Integrative Framework ” Audrey DunnGalvin: “Researching Sex and Gender in Food Allergy : An Integrative Framework ”

 

WP 6: Proceedings of the Expert Meeting

WP 6: Proceedings of the Expert Meeting

Proceedings of the Expert Meeting The Proceedings of the Expert Meeting are available:
Madelief Bertens & Ineke Klinge. Proceedings GenderBasic Expert Meeting. Promoting integration of sex and gender in biomedical and health related research. January 26-27, Maastricht . Specific Support Action GenderBasic: Report on Work Package 5, July 200 7.

 

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De sekse- en genderdimensie in onderzoek naar ziekte en gezondheid

The sex and gender dimension in research into health and illness

UM Research Magazine, 1 March 2007

 

GenderBasic: promoting integration of sex and gender aspects in biomedical and health related research . Bringing gender expertise to life sciences research practices.

Appeared in:
The Parliament Magazine, issue 240, 26 February 2007
The Parliament Magazine, issue 241, 12 March 2007
Research Review, issue 1, March 2007

Ineke Klinge  and Mineke Bosch (2001), Gender in research. Gender impact Assessment of the specific programmes of the fifth framework programme: Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources. Brussels , European Commission EUR20017.

European Commission (2002). Gender in Research. Gender Impact Assessment of the specific programmes of the Fifth Framework Programme. An Overview.
Brussel: European Commission/Directorate-General for Research.


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