Guidelines published on measuring gender inequality in medical research
- 17 August 2016
Guidelines on how to measure more accurately the involvement of women researchers in medical research have been published by a group of senior international academics led by the University of Oxford.
The paper sets out steps that should be taken to measure the under-representation of women in the growing field of international collaborative research and chart progress towards greater equity.
The paper states that, compared to men, women are under-represented among researchers and research participants; receive less funding and benefit less from the outcomes of studies.
It acknowledges the widespread view that gender should be given greater consideration when assessing the performance of university departments.