The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has announced today, in partnership with the Cabinet Office, that they are launching a review of ‘Data, Statistics and Research on Sex and Gender’. The UK Statistics Authority warmly welcomes the review, which will be led by Professor Alice Sullivan of University College London and is expected to report by 31 August 2024. 

The review’s Terms of Reference set out that the aims of the review are to i) identify obstacles to accurate data collection and research on sex and on gender identity in public bodies and in the research system and ii) set out good practice guidance for how to collect data on sex and gender identity. 

The Review will have UK-wide focus and will be looking at all public bodies (as defined by the Cabinet Office). The Terms of Reference also note that the review will have regard to the ongoing work by the Office for Statistics Regulation on sex and gender, and the statutory independence of the UK Statistics Authority. 

Notes to editors:

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  1. Updates on OSR’s work programme on sex and gender identity are available on its website.

For further questions about the review and its terms of reference, please contact the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology