Take Training on Sex as a Biological Variable

Funding News Edition: May 05, 2021
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Researchers, if you plan on conducting vertebrate animal or human studies, you must follow the NIH Policy on Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV). To help you account for and appropriately integrate SABV, the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)—with funding support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences—has developed the SABV Primer.

We encourage you to take the course’s four modules, which provide information on key aspects of SABV; see chart below. For additional details on the modules and the SABV policy, go to the ORWH website.

Modules Examples of Module Content
Module 1: SABV and the Health of Women and Men How considering sex and gender in biomedical research increases rigor of science and improves the health of women and men; the importance of the SABV policy and its role across the biomedical research continuum
Module 2: SABV and Experimental Design What it means to consider and collect data on sex to strengthen science; how to recognize common SABV misconceptions
Module 3: SABV and Analyses Using statistical and power analyses to detect sex differences; applying statistical approaches to measure sex influences and differences
Module 4: SABV and Research Reporting Identifying the basic elements of guidelines for the reporting of sex and gender in research; recognizing the rationale for communicating and reporting data by sex

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