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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.

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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.

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