We strive to make a best effort to achieve our shared community values, which include the highest achievable standards of:
- Scientific integrity
- Reduction of data bias due to gender imbalance
- Gender bias awareness
When conducting experiments to create scientific insight, we recognize that we have a societal and individual responsibility to continually educate ourselves about potential data biases related to subject gender or gender identity.
Accordingly, during our research investigations, the UC Davis HRVIP Lab will expend all reasonable efforts to recruit a mix of subjects with an equal number (to within 5% of the total selected subject pool) of subjects who report a gender identity of “female” or “male”. Subjects that do not self-identify as “female” or “male” shall be categorized in the gender identity according to CDC guidelines or that they prefer. The reporting of subject demographics will include the breakdown by gender identity.
For investigations that are not able to meet the target gender identity balance, HRVIP researchers shall describe in reports and publications the rationale for accepting a non-equal gender identity mix of subject participants.