IRC: Gender Strategy & Action Plan 2013-2020

Title: IRC: Gender Strategy & Action Plan 2013-2020

Author: Irish Research Council

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The Internet, Online, 15/4/2016

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Irish Research CouncilGender Strategy & Action Plan 2013–2020.
Ensuring excellence and maximising creativity andinnovation in Irish Research
Due to under-representation by gender,Ireland, like other countries, is currently
under utilising a significant population of highly talented researchers who
could be vital assets in maximising collective research intelligence and optimising creativity and innovation potential.Studies have demonstrated that collective intelligence increases when there is a balance with neither women nor men in the majority

There is also a gender dimension to the definition of research projects.While there are research projects in which sex and/or gender may not be relevant in terms of the research content, it is well established that,where relevant, not integrating sex and gender analysis into the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of theresearch can lead to poor results and missed opportunities.

The Irish Research Council Gender Strategy and Action Plan address these two
main issues in regard to gender in research.The strategy and action plan include both sexes, and aims to provide equal outcomes to both men and women so that Ireland can attract and retain the most talented, creative and innovative researchers thereby maximising its collective research intelligence. The Council will also only fund excellent research,and excellent research fully considers whether a potential sex and/or gender dimension is relevant to the research content and fully integrates sex/gender analysis where relevant, thereby ensuring maximum impact, societal benefit and optimising innovation in Irish research.
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