In a statement, the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) stressed the importance of taking sex, gender, and diversity into account in research projects.
Sex, gender, and diversity may be relevant in regards to researchers, persons under study, individuals affected by the implementation of research results, animals under study, and/or with regard to samples taken from humans or animals. The statement of the Senate of the German Research Foundation notes that taking sex, gender, and diversity analysis into account in the preparation and implementation of research projects is part of good research practice and anchored in the DFG’s 2019 Code of Conduct Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice.
“We believe it is important to encourage researchers to reflect on sex and gender dimensions and diversity dimensions in their research work, as they are relevant in many instances,” says DFG President Professor Dr. Katja Becker. “However, we also understand that the relevance of sex, gender, and diversity varies depending on the research context, subject area, and methods, which is why this information need only be provided as it pertains to the proposed research.”
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has created a website on the Relevance of Sex, Gender, and Diversity in Research.
Their webpage on Diversity in the Research System is available here.
The German Research Foundation’s forschung (03/2017) magazine includes six pages on the topic of diversity (in German only).
Subject-specific information from the DFG:
► Humanities and Social Sciences
► Engineering Sciences
► Life Sciences
► Natural Science
Implicit Bias in Evaluation and Decision-Making Processes
“As no one is immune from implicit bias, it is important to become aware of the underlying processes.”
By clicking the link on "Implicit Bias in Assessment and Decision Processes" you will find an explanatory commentary as well as further links. A dynamic online code now comments on the DFG guidelines and explanations on scientific integrity and practice. (english translation will fowllow in 2021)
To access Harvard University's Implicit Bias Test, click here.more
Dr. Mandy Boehnke
Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualifications and Diversity
Head of Diversity Department
Dr. Margrit E. Kaufmann
Diversity-Related Research at the University
Below, we have listed diversity and gender-related research areas at the University of Bremen.
If you know of any more, please send an email to diversityprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de. Thank you very much.
Worlds of Contradiction (german only)
Institute for Interculutural and International Studies (InIIS)
SOCIUM - Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Bremen Institut of Anthropology and Cultural Research(bik)
Religious Studies and Religious Education (german only)
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