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NIH initiative to balance sex of animals in preclinical studies: generative questions to guide policy, implementation, and metrics

Overview of attention for article published in Biology of Sex Differences, October 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#41 of 392)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
twitter
8 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
NIH initiative to balance sex of animals in preclinical studies: generative questions to guide policy, implementation, and metrics
Published in
Biology of Sex Differences, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13293-014-0015-5
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Authors

Louise D McCullough, Geert J de Vries, Virginia M Miller, Jill B Becker, Kathryn Sandberg, Margaret M McCarthy

Abstract

In May of 2014, the NIH Director together with the Director of the Office of Research on Women's Health announced plans to take a multi-dimensional approach to address the over reliance on male cells and animals in preclinical research. The NIH is engaging the scientific community in the development of policies to improve the sex balance in research. The present, past, and future presidents of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, in order to encourage thoughtful discussion among scientists, pose a series of questions to generate ideas in three areas: 1. research strategies, 2. educational strategies, and 3. strategies to monitor effectiveness of policies to improve the sex balance in research. By promoting discussion within the scientific community, a consensus will evolve that will move science forward in a productive and effective manner.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 97 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 21%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Student > Master 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 16 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 16 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 15%
Psychology 11 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 9%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 23 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2021.
All research outputs
#1,022,140
of 20,378,425 outputs
Outputs from Biology of Sex Differences
#41
of 392 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,200
of 250,802 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology of Sex Differences
#1
of 5 outputs
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