When is a tool a tool? An analysis of guiding materials & websites to integrate dimensions of gender and diversity into research
2020 | Studien & BerichteAutorInnen: Karin Grasenick, Magdalena Kleinberger-Pierer, Stefanie Kerschbaum
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has become increasingly important in recent years with the European Commission listing gender equality as one of the six policy keys. Various organizations, institutions and platforms have thus developed toolkits, tools and guidelines on how to integrate gen-der and diversity as research content. 21 of such tools, among others IGAR, SAGER, GERD and PLOTINA, are listed and analyzed in this report concerning their content, focus, phrasing and poten-tial usability for the addressed user groups. These users might lack a profound knowledge on gender topics and the related terminology. The results of this analysis provide insights concerning the design, content, and usability of such guiding materials thereby supporting the evaluation of the suitability for a certain field of application.