Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) is committed to providing information and tools to the scientific community to help incorporate consideration of the biologic variable of sex in preclinical research design, analysis, and reporting, which strengthens science.
- Methods and Techniques for Integrating the Biological Variable Sex into Preclinical Research
- Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Sex Differences program
- Online Education on Sex and Gender Differences
- Reading Room: Journal Articles About Studying Both Sexes
- Studying Sex to Strengthen Science: Questions & Answers
- NIH Rigor and Reproducibility Web Portal
- Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? (2001 IOM Report)
- Sex-Specific Reporting of Scientific Research: A Workshop Summary
- Reproducibility Issues in Research with Animals and Animal Models: Workshop in Brief 2015.
The Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use organized a public workshop in June 2014 to discuss fundamental aspects of experimental design of research using animals and animal models, aimed at improving reproducibility.
- Interactive Online Short Course
This short course on experimental design was created for research scientists working with laboratory animals.
- NHLBI Sex Bias in Cardiovascular Research Working Group Executive Summary, September 22, 2014
- NIH Office of Extramural Research
- A Fix For Gender-Bias In Animal Research Could Help Humans , NPR
- Sex as a Biological Variable: A Step Toward Stronger Science, Better Health, ORWH Director's Blog
- NIH Guide Notice: FY16 Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences
- NIH Extramural Nexus: What Does It Mean to Consider Sex as a Relevant Biological Variable in Your NIH Grant Application?
- NIH Extramural Nexus: Consideration of Relevant Biological Variables in NIH Grant Applications
- Why Science Needs Female Mice , New York Times Editorial Board
- Considering Sex as a Biological Variable: in the NIH Guide, ORWH Directorís Blog
- Hey, Medicine: Stop Ignoring the Existence of Women , OZY
- Filling the Gaps: NIH to Enact New Policies to Address Sex Differences, ORWH Directorís Blog
- Rock Talk: More on Addressing Sex Differences in Preclinical Studies, OER Directorís Blog
- Studying both sexes: a guiding principle for biomedicine, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
- Video: Expert Interviews
- Top-to-Bottom Sex Bias in Labs Skews Results, Top 100 Stories of 2014, Discover magazine
- New course offering! Learn about sex and genderís role in health care with no-cost CME/CNE/CPE courses
- Nature Comment: NIH to balance sex in cell and animal studies