Authorship audit and addressing bias in career-building activities the answer to gender gap

A research study into women in STEM, The Gender Gap in Science: How Long until Women Are Equally Represented? has found that gender equity in research is generations away.   The study estimated the gender of 36 million authors published in over 6000 journals from over 100 countries that covered STEM fields over the last 15 years and concluded that the “gender…

Professional Scientists Australia makes submission to Research Funding Inquiry

The House Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Training is inquiring into the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research in the following areas: diversity, fragmentation and efficiency of investment across the Federal government; the role undertaken by institutions in managing applications for research funding; the efficiency of dual funding systems to…

More detail on research infrastructure spending announced by Birmingham

On Budget night, the Government announced a commitment of $1.9 billion new money for research infrastructure over 12 years including $393.3 million to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Strategy following the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap consultation (click here to read our submission). However, other than the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth which would receive an…