Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Participants in Research Involving Human Subjects: Training, FAQs and Other Resources


Training Tools

Title Description Link Original Posting Date
Decision Tree: Applying the Inclusion of Women and Minorities Policy A tool for understanding how to monitor inclusion based on sex/gender, race and ethnicity in research. PDF


January 3, 2018

Slides: Updates on Reporting Race and Ethnicity to NIH for Clinical Research

The purpose of this slide deck is to briefly review the reporting of race and ethnicity of clinical research participants to the NIH and recent updates to the reporting formats.


July 30, 2014

Podcast on Including Women, Children, and Minorities in Clinical Research

Audio podcast showcasing the requirements for including women, minorities and children in clinical research.



April 6, 2011


FAQ Title Description Link Original Posting Date
FAQ: Inclusion Based on Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity Frequently asked questions about the NIH Inclusion policy, including information regarding the submission of NIH Applications/Proposals, the collection and reporting of sex/gender and race/ethnicity data, the peer review process and funding decisions, and monitoring inclusion when working with existing datasets, research participants outside of the United States, and multi-site studies. Website January 10, 2018

Other Resources

Title Description Link Original Posting Date

Annual Comprehensive Reports on Monitoring Adherence: Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Research

Biennial reports, Monitoring Adherence to the NIH Policy on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research; Comprehensive Report: Tracking of Clinical Research, published by the Department of Health and Human Services are shown. The data tables included in these reports provide documentation of the monitoring of inclusion with some degree of analysis. Website

January 14, 2014

User Guide: Instructions for PIs on Accessing IMS via Commons Status

The purpose of this guide is to provide instruction for navigating the Inclusion Management System (IMS) for viewing and maintaining inclusion enrollment data associated with applications and awards.

This guide also covers how PIs can access IMS via the eRA Commons Status. It does not cover information regarding submitting inclusion data with the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).

October 23, 2014

Inclusion Management System (IMS) Tutorial:
IMS for Principal Investigators (PIs)

Tutorial video for Principal Investigators (PIs) on accessing IMS via eRA Commons Status.


March 2015

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