Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
The Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH) was established with congressional mandate by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 as a mechanism for eliciting advice and recommendations on priority issues affecting women’s health and sex differences research. These duties are to:
- Advise the director of ORWH on appropriate research activities with respect to research on women's health; research on gender differences in clinical drug trials, including responses to pharmacological drugs; research on gender differences in disease etiology, course, and treatment; research on obstetrical and gynecological health conditions, diseases, and treatments; and research on women's health conditions which require a multidisciplinary approach
- Report to the director of ORWH on this research and provide recommendations regarding activities of the office and research priorities
- Assist in monitoring compliance regarding the inclusion of women in clinical research
- Prepare a biennial report describing the activities of the committee.