05.11.2015

BIH Workshop: SEX AND GENDER SENSITIVE RESEARCH DESIGN

(Informationen nur in Englisch)

Workshop Content

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 perform sex and gender sensitive research in your project? Do you plan to submit a grant within the European 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?

Methods

Group discussion, short lecture, group work and coaching

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. If you have any questions or comments, please contact: kunzebihealth.de.