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A list of activities, appearances in articles, presentations and awards of the SAGER Guidelines.


May 2021 –  Lancet Rheumatology Editorial which mentions the comprehensive guidance provided by the SAGER Guidelines. titled Getting serious about sex and gender
Getting serious about sex and gender (2021) The Lancet Rheumatology,Vol.1,Iss.5 DOI


August 2020 –  Presentation of SAGER Guidelines to Gender Summit 2020 by Dr Shirin Heidari. Watch now

February 2020 – SAGER Guidelines translated into Vietnamese by Ho Manh Toan, Nguyen Thi Linh, Pham Thanh Hang, Vuong Thu Trang; Centre for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University, Hanoi, Vietnam. Download


October 2019 – SAGER Guidelines translated into Chinese by Mengchun Jia and Hongzhi Luo, National Research Institute for Family Planning, Beijing. Download

September 2019 – INASP included the guidelines in a training course in Uganda. Summary of the course has been written up in an INASP blog post, titled Improving journal publishing practices and standards for increased research equity.

May  2019 –  Korean translation of the SAGER guidelines, by Prof. Cheol-Heui Yun (Seoul National University). Download


October  2018 –  Shirin Heidari and Vivienne C Bachelet have published a Lancet comment article titled “Sex and gender analysis for better science and health equity“, reinforcing their work with the EASE Gender Policy Committee, stating that gender equity in health can only be reached through gender responsive research and public health response: Heidari S, Bachelet V, Sex and gender analysis for better science and health equity.Volume 392, ISSUE 10157, P1500-1502, October 27, 2018.

September 2018 –  SAGER Guidelines presented at the University of Warwick  –  Summer School: How to be a Peer reviewer?, organized by PLOTINA project (September 10-14, 2018). Paola De Castro and Joan Marsh presented the Guidelines in two different sessions (download presentations A and B.)

Shirin Heidari at Elsevier webinar on the Importance of diversity in peer review, 14 September.

June 2018 – An interactive session on SAGER Guidelines was organized at EASE Conference on June 9. How can editors contribute to sex and gender equity in research: Interactive session organized by EASE Gender Policy Committee.
Coordinated by Paola De Castro, National Institute of Health, Italy / EASE Council, Joan Marsh, The Lancet Psychiatry, UK / EASE Council and EASE Gender Policy Group, and Cara Tannenbaum, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Montreal
More information about this session

May 2018 – Shirin Heidari, founding chair of EASE Gender Policy Committee, presents a TEDx talk discussing the harmful implications of gender blind research, shares some insights into medical research, and offers a path to change the paradigm towards unbiased research that can apply to all genders. Watch now

May 2018 –  Members of the EASE Gender Policy Committee published an article in The Lancet, summarising current state of gender balance in publishing, and reporting outcomes of Gender Equality in Academic Publishing workshop in November, 2017:
(Lundine J, Bourgeault IL, Clark J, Heidari S, Balabanova D (2018). The gendered sy stem of academic publishing, The Lancet, Volume 391, No. 10132, p1754–1756.

February 2018 – The SAGER Guidelines translated into Spanish language, published in the Journal Gaceta Sanitaria:
(Heidari S, Babor T, De Castro P, Tort S, Curno M (2018). Equidad según sexo y de género en la investigación: justificación de las guías SAGER y recomendaciones para su uso. Gaceta Sanitaria.


November 2017 – GPC representation at the Gender Equality in Academic Publishing: Challenges and Opportunities in Health Journals workshop, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 30th November 2017.

August 2017 – Leila Poseinato Garcia had a communication on Sex and Gender Equity in Research and Publication at the X Brasilian Conference of Epidemiology. Presentation slides available here (Portugese language).

April 2017 – SAGER Guidelines received endorsement by the Brazilian Congress of Epidemiology

April 2017 – Portuguese version is now available.
(Heidari S, Babor TF, De Castro P, Tort S, Curno M (2017). Equidade de sexo e gênero na pesquisa: fundamentação das diretrizes SAGER e uso recomendado. Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde, Epub April 20, 2017. doi:10.5123/s1679-49742017000300025)

May 2017 – An abstract on SAGER guidelines was accepted for presentation at the 5th Conference on Research Integrity to be held on May 28-31, 2017 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). A poster is available here

March 2017 – An application was sent to the Cochrane Reward prize for SAGER Guidelines.


December 2016 – An editorial of SAGER guidelines in Spanish was published by Manuel Huamán-Guerrero and GPC Peruvian member Jhony Alberto De LA Cruz Vargas on the Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana de la Univesidad Ricardo Palma.
(Huamán-Guerrero M., De La Cruz-Vargas JA (2016) Sexo y género en ciencias biomédicas: SAGER guidelines. Editorial. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. 16(2):8-10.)

November 2016 –
A short presentation Understanding the SAGER Guidelines in 6 steps is now available in PDF.  Contact us if you would like the power point.

November 2016 – An interactive webinar on SAGER Guidelines was organized on November 14, 2016 by Cara Tannenbaum at the Canadian Institute of Gender and Health. Click this link to be directed to a site where you can view, share and download it.

November 2016 – A presentation on SAGER guidelines was given at the Conference “A gender approach to neurosciences”, held at the National Institute of Health in Italy on November 8, 2016.

November 2016 – The SAGER Guidelines are mentioned in the Lancet Psychiatry editorial.
(Marsh J. (2016) Sex and gender in psychiatry. The Lancet Psychiatry, 3, 11, 999. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30310-8)

October 2016 – Janine Clayton and Cara Tannenbaum published a view point in JAMA Reporting Sex and Gender in clinical research, citing the SAGER Guidelines.
(Clayton JA, Tannenbaum C. Reporting Sex, Gender, or Both in Clinical Research?. JAMA. 2016;316(18):1863–1864. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16405)

October 2016 – Cara Tannenbaum et al published the article Why sex and gender matter in implementation research in BMC Medical research methodology. The article mentions the SAGER Guidelines (Tannenbaum C., Greaves L., Graham I.D. (2016) Why sex and gender matter in implementation research. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16, N.1, P.1 doi: 10.1186/s12874-016-0247-7)

October 2016 – Kerstin Stenius published an editorial on SAGER in Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
(Stenius K. (2016). The Full Picture! Improved Reporting on Sex and Gender, Age, Class and Ethnicity. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 33.4. doi: 10.1515/nsad-2016-0026)

July 2016 – The SAGER Guidelines were presented at the 14 International COMET Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics in July 2016 (presentation).

June 2016 – A commentary on SAGER guidelines was published in Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità in June 2016 focusing on SAGER Guidelines as a framework for innovation for an equitable approach to gender medicine. The Commentary is part of a Monographic issue on Sex and Gender perspective in medicine.
(De Castro P., Heidari S., Babor T.F. (2016) Sex And Gender Equity in Research (SAGER): reporting guidelines as a framework of innovation for an equitable approach to gender medicine. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 52.2.)

May 2016 – Article including the SAGER guidelines was published in May 2016 in the Open Access BMC Research and Integrity Journal under the title Sex and Gender Equity in Research: rationale for the SAGER Guidelines and recommended use.
(Heidari S., Babor T.F., De Castro P., Tort S., Curno M. (2016) Sex and Gender Equity in Research: rationale for the SAGER guidelines and recommended use. Research Integrity and Peer Review, 1. doi: 10.1186/s41073-016-0007-6

March 2016 – EASE GPC was represented at the HEIRRI Conference in March 2016. Paola De Castro’s presentation of the SAGER guidelines received enthusiastic comments from participants.

February 2016 – An editorial entitled Addressing sex and gender inequities in scientific research and publishing was published in Addiction Journal.
(Del Boca F. K. (2016) Addressing sex and gender inequities in scientific research and publishing. Addiction, 111: 1323–1325. doi: 10.1111/add.13269).


March 2015 – The Gender Policy Group presented the results of their work at the 6th World Conference on Women’s Mental Health in March 2015. The document describing the development of Guidelines on Sex and Gender Equity in Research is available for download.