27 October 2022

Sapphire will be unavailable from 5:00pm to 7:30pm AEDT on Thursday 27 October 2022 while NHMRC deploys changes that include an important update to the gender information. 

This will allow researchers to self-identify as ‘nonbinary’ or specify a different term consistent with the gender variable in the Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard for Sex, Gender, Variation of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables, 2020.

This outage will need to occur outside of the regular maintenance windows to avoid disruption to pre-planned events. NHMRC apologises for any inconvenience caused.

If you require assistance following the update please contact the Research Help Centre