Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) ensures that research conducted and supported by the NIH adequately addresses issues regarding women's health. ORWH stimulates and encourages basic and clinical research on the role of sex and gender in health and disease, and sets NIH research priorities in diseases, disorders, and conditions that primarily affect women.
The current strategic plan provides a framework for women’s health and sex differences research within and beyond the NIH.
Research projects supported by ORWH each year are a cohesive and interdisciplinary trans-NIH effort to address women’s health and sex and gender differences.
The ORWH supports basic and clinical research related to women’s health and sex differences research through the NIH Institutes and Centers.
This Working Group includes NIH IC scientists who provide expertise for ME/CFS research activities through regular meetings and workshops.
The ORWH works in partnership with the NIH Institutes and Centers to ensure women and minorities are included in NIH-funded clinical research.
ORWH participates in Trans-NIH programs engaged in global health research and research training activities.
- NIH Takes Steps to Address Sex Differences in Preclinical Research
- Policy: NIH Plans to Enhance Reproducibility
- Report of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health FY 2011-2012 Read more.
Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences
- An innovative interdisciplinary research program supporting established scientists at centers across the country. SCORs integrate basic, clinical, and translational approaches to incorporating a sex and gender focus in research. Learn more!
Sex and Gender Differences Research Highlights
NIH Priorities for Women’s Health Research
- The NIH strategic plan for women’s health and sex differences research identifies three cross-cutting themes for integrating women’s health into the biomedical research landscape. Read more.