Deliverables of the gender gap in science project

The project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” ran from 2017 until 2019 and it was during 2020 that its final deliverables were finalised and distributed. We present a compilation of the main resources and tools that were produced within the project.

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists was open for participation for eight months in 2018 and collected over 32 000 answers. Here [List of Survey Questions] is the list of questions that were asked, in English.

Successful academic careers are strongly tied to a prolific scholarly
record, and scientific publications play a key role in scientific reputation. Understanding publication practices and the effect of gender is
paramount. For this task, millions of publications in Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Physics were analysed, unveiling deep insights on the dynamics of academic publishing. An interactive tool to discover and visualise publication patterns can be accessed here [Gender Publication Gap]. Results from this research have been published here [Authorship in top-ranked mathematical and physical journals: Role of gender on self-perceptions and bibliographic evidence]

The database consists of a collection of initiatives that aim to address the gender gap in Science and Mathematics. Initiatives established to meet this challenge are broad, ranging from intervention programmes in primary, secondary and tertiary education to industry-based interventions targeted at the workplace. The database can be accessed here [Database of good practices].