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The workshop is aimed at PhDs and Post-Docs.

Workshop Content & Goals

Sex and gender differences in research have obtained an increasing amount of attention since the largest national funding agencies in the EU and the US have decided to include this consideration as a criterion for granting funds. They clearly state that the inclusion of sex and gender in research is a quality criterion for good practice and a lack of its inclusion will likely reduce the validity of your research. Sex and gender do matter! Do you want to know what the buzz is all about? Do you want to learn how to integrate sex and gender sensitive research in your project? Do you plan to submit a grant within the Eu-ropean research framework Horizon 2020 or with NIH and want to know what you need to do to comply and increase your chances of becoming a successful grantee? In this seminar we will discuss if and how sex and gender matter in basic science, how to adequately consider them when planning your research, and work on practical examples using your research project as starting point. When leaving the seminar you should be able to answer questions like these: Does it suffice to say how many female and male cells or animals you included in your experiments? Do you need to consider influencing factors for sex and gender and what are they? Does intersectionality make your research more valuable or just more complicated and expensive?


  • Group discussion, short lecture, group work and coaching


Invited to participate are PhDs and Post-Docs working in the joint research space of BIH.

Introduction of Workshop Trainer Dr. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, MD MScPH

Dr. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione is a physician specialized in Internal Medicine. During her post-doc years at UC Davis she analyzed sex and gender differences in the etiology of autoim-mune diseases. She then obtained a Master’s in Public Health from LSHTM and has worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Gender in Medicine at Charité since 2009, where she also established the GenderMedDB (gendermeddb.charite.de). She now leads a junior research group on “Gender in Prevention and Implementation Research”.

This event is organized by the BIH equal opportunity unit in cooperation with the BIH Biomedical Academy.


7 April 2015
2 pm to 5 pm


Sky Room
Hessische Straße 3-4
10115 Berlin


Please register by 24 March 2016 at: academy@bihealth.deParticipation is free of charge.