Still time to comment on Sex Inclusion in Research

Today, NIH released a Guide Notice (NOT-OD-15-012) announcing that the response date for the Request for Information “Consideration of Sex As a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research,” has been extended to October 24th. If you have not had a chance to submit your thoughts, please do so by October 24th.

The issue of including more females in all level of research (cells, animals and human) has been a major national story…and an important one!   This request is part of the usual process for federal implementation and the more people who comment, the more likely the government will move quickly toward changing policies.