Gender and Science Blog
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 17:14
“Sex…is an important basic human variable that should be considered when designing and analyzing the results of studies in all areas and at all levels of biomedical and health-related research.” —Institute of Medicine, Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?This online series of courses was designed to create a permanent foundation for sex and gender accountability in medical research and treatment by enabling researchers, clinicians,...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 17:09
The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)'s mission is to foster research excellence regarding the influence of gender and sex on the health of women and men throughout life, and to apply these research findings to identify and address pressing health challenges.This short video tells us about how and why the Candian research funder has intergrated gender into its activities.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCiSytha55
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:09
Our first anthology of stories about women in STEM, A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention, has been a fantastic success and it’s time to start thinking about the next one! To that end, we would like to invite you to submit an idea for articles about individual women or, especially, groups of women in:ScienceMedicineTechnologyEngineeringMathsPioneering users of technologyIn the latter category, we’re after fascinating stories of women, individually or as part of a...
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 15:03
This month, NERC will introduce Unconscious Bias Training for our Peer Review College Core members and Chairs.This training will form part of the 2014 Induction Event, which will be held in Birmingham on 25 February 2014. The event marks the introduction of the new Peer Review College structure; it aims to support members in making objective and fair decisions, and is part of the overall effort to improve consistency and the community's confidence in NERC's peer review processes....
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:35
VILNIUS RECOMMENDATIONS 2013: Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organisations including UniversitiesThe high-level conference “Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organisations” (Vilnius, 21-22 November 2013) was organised under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU with the financial support of the European Commission. The conference brought together research institutions, universities, funding agencies, scientific associations,...
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:29
The first call for proposals for Horizon2020, the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €70 billion budget, was launched today. In her press conference Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science, Directorate General Research, Innovation & Science directed anyone wishing to get involved in Horizon2020 to take advantage of the recently improved Research and Innovation Participant Portal. Included in the...
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 09:35
As our project title indicates, this is “an internet portal for sharing resources and inspiring collaborative action on gender equality in science”. On it, we aim to gather and share the world’s best resources on this topic.You may be working in any area of science and technology, gender equality, or trying to advance gender equality in these fields. For whatever reason you visit, you will find a growing global community of practice with whom to exchange information, news and...