NIH RFI (request for info) on sex as biological variable in design

Sep 16 2014 Published by under Uncategorized

For all those who have views on including sex in your studies, here is the place to make them heard. This is the original Nature article by  Janine A. Clayton & Francis S. Collins. Lots has been said in the press  and by people we all respect. There are even going to be workshops.

NIH has put out a request for information (RFI) from the National Institutes of Health, NOT-OD-14-128, regarding its intention to develop and implement policies requiring applicants to consider sex as a biological variable in the design and analysis of NIH-funded research involving animals and cells.  Responses to the RFI will be accepted through October 13, 2014 and must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at: 

Educate yourself on the issue, and then let them know what you think.

One response so far

  • E-roock says:

    When NIH issues these RFI (the last one to hit my radar was NIDA restructuring), I can't figure out if they expect well considered consensus papers from committees of senior investigators or bullet points from everyone including the ESI.

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