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A global call for action to include gender in research impact assessment

  • Pavel V. Ovseiko1Email author,
  • Trisha Greenhalgh2,
  • Paula Adam3,
  • Jonathan Grant4,
  • Saba Hinrichs-Krapels4,
  • Kathryn E. Graham5,
  • Pamela A. Valentine5,
  • Omar Sued6,
  • Omar F. Boukhris7,
  • Nada M. Al Olaqi8,
  • Idrees S. Al Rahbi9,
  • Anne-Maree Dowd10,
  • Sara Bice11,
  • Tamika L. Heiden12, 13,
  • Michael D. Fischer14, 15,
  • Sue Dopson15,
  • Robyn Norton16, 17,
  • Alexandra Pollitt4,
  • Steven Wooding18,
  • Gert V. Balling19,
  • Ulla Jakobsen20,
  • Ellen Kuhlmann21, 22,
  • Ineke Klinge23,
  • Linda H. Pololi24,
  • Reshma Jagsi25,
  • Helen Lawton Smith26,
  • Henry Etzkowitz27, 26,
  • Mathias W. Nielsen28,
  • Carme Carrion3, 29,
  • Maite Solans‐Domènech3,
  • Esther Vizcaino3,
  • Lin Naing30,
  • Quentin H. N. Cheok31,
  • Baerbel Eckelmann32,
  • Moses C. Simuyemba33,
  • Temwa Msiska34,
  • Giovanna Declich35,
  • Laurel D. Edmunds1,
  • Vasiliki Kiparoglou36, 37,
  • Alison M. J. Buchan38,
  • Catherine Williamson39, 40, 41,
  • Graham M. Lord40, 41, 42,
  • Keith M. Channon1, 36, 37,
  • Rebecca Surender43, 44 and
  • Alastair M. Buchan1, 36, 37
Health Research Policy and Systems201614:50

Received: 5 April 2016

Accepted: 24 June 2016

Published: 19 July 2016

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Authors’ Affiliations

Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Primary Care Building
Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS)
The Policy Institute, King’s College London, Strand Campus
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions
Fundación Huésped, Pasaje A. Peluffo 3932 (C1202ABB)
Qatar National Research Fund
Qatar Foundation
Department of Studies and Planning, The Research Council
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Melbourne School of Government, The University of Melbourne
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
Knowledge Translation Australia Pty Ltd.
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
The George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford
The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney
RAND Europe, Westbrook Centre
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Lundbeck Foundation
Institute for Economics, Labour and Culture, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Medical Management Centre, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME), Karolinska Institutet
Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Gender, European Commission
National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine: C-Change, Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center
Department of Radiation Oncology, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan
Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London
International Triple Helix Institute
Gendered Innovations, History Department, Stanford University
Health Sciences Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link
Faculty of Integrated Technologies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link
QS Intelligence Unit, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd
Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zambia
Research Support Centre, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
Assembly of Women for Development and the Struggle against Social Exclusion (ASDO)
NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Joint Research Office, Churchill Hospital
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle
Women’s Health Academic Centre, King’s College London, Guy’s Hospital
NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, Guy’s Hospital
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s Hospital
MRC Centre for Transplantation, King’s College London, Guys’ Hospital
Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, Barnett House, 32-37 Wellington Square
Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University