Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
Research & Training Resources
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
- Why Science Needs Female Mice , New York Times Editorial Board
- ORWH Director’s Blog: Considering Sex as a Biological Variable: in the NIH Guide
- NIH Guide Notice: Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research
- NIH Guide Notice: Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency
- Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research: Analysis of Public Comments , Request for Information (RFI) Report
- Hey, Medicine: Stop Ignoring the Existence of Women , OZY
- Video: Expert Interviews
- Top-to-Bottom Sex Bias in Labs Skews Results, Top 100 Stories of 2014, Discover magazine
- Learn more! Methods and Techniques for Integrating the Biological Variable Sex in Preclinical Research
- New course offering! Learn about sex and gender’s role in health care with no-cost CME/CNE/CPE courses
- Questions & Answers
- Nature Comment: NIH to balance sex in cell and animal studies
- ORWH Communications