Resources & Opportunities

College Resources and Opportunities

As our College's Research Equity & Diversity Specialist, Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose supports our research community in addressing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues in research proposals, project teams, and the research environment overall.

Aiming to bridge the existing sex and gender gaps in health research, Dr. Prosser-Loose seeks to promote EDI principles and build relationships within our local research community and beyond.

For assistance with sex and gender considerations in your research and grant applications, please Contact Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose.

College of Medicine Sex and Gender Champions

The College of Medicine has established a local group of Sex and Gender Champions consisting of researchers, graduate students and staff who are interested in gaining knowledge and learning together. Champions are required on some CIHR applications, and are encouraged for many others.

Our local group is currently working to expand our roles and activities to include education, training, mentorship, and outreach. 

If you are interested in joining, please Contact Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose.

College of Medicine Sex and Gender Trainee Network 

The College of Medicine now has a local sex and gender trainee chapter!

The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) has a network of trainees at 13 institutions across Canada who are interested in sex and gender in health research. The network is led by trainees, and a senior mentor from each institute is included. 

The mission of the network is to build capacity in this field. Activities include: networking, meetings, speaker events, webinars, teleconferences, and more! 

Funding is available should our institute wish to host sex and gender trainee network events.

More information.

If you are interested in joining, please  Contact Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose.

Online Training Resources

CIHR Training Modules

Training for biomedical researchers, and researchers working with humans in primary and secondary data collection.

Gender-Based Analysis Plus

A Research Guide from the Status of Women Canada, Government of Canada, for assessing how intersecting identity factors impact policy and research.

The Health Researcher's Toolkit: Why Sex and Gender Matter

Training modules include key concepts, definitions, exper advice, and case studies developed by the Women's Xchange, Women's College Hospital.

Gendered Innovations

A comprehensive resource developed at Stanford University, which includes methods of sex and gender analysis, terms, checklists and case studies.

Reporting Guidelines

Animal Research: Reporting In-Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE)

Developed by the National Centre for Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals in Research, these guidelines are intended to maximize information published while minimizing unnecessary studies. ARRIVE is currently endorsed by 1047 journals. 

Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) Guidelines

An international set of guidelines intended to encourage a more systematic approach to reporting of sex and gender in research. Primarily for authors' use in preparing manuscripts, but also useful in the editorial process.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations 

Recommendations to help ensure best practices and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research in medical journals. Helpful for authors, editors, and peer reviewers. Sex and gender is addressed here in the Recommendations.

Sex, Gender & Diversity Related Research Grants

There is nothing available at this time - check back again soon !

Additional Resources

Contact Us.

If you would like to suggest a resource that is not currently available, please contact  Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose or  Dr. Bruna Bonavia-Fisher

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