European Commission publishes She Figures 2015 Leaflet, prepared by Science-Metrix

Published on July 28 2015

The European Commission has just published the She Figures 2015 Leaflet, prepared for the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation by Science-Metrix, KU Leuven and ICF International.

The leaflet is a precursor to the full She Figures 2015 Report due to be released at the end of 2015, and presents the study’s preliminary findings.

The She Figures Report is the main source of pan-European, comparable statistics on the state of gender equality in research and innovation. It covers a wide range of themes, including the proportions of women and men amongst top‑level graduates, academic staff and research/advisory boards, the working conditions for women and men researchers, the integration of the gender dimension in the content of peer-reviewed scientific articles, and various indicators measuring gender gaps in scientific and innovation outputs.

Released every three years since 2003, the report provides a key evidence base for policies in this area. It is recommended reading for policymakers, researchers and anybody with a general interest in these issues. The co-operation of European Union Member States, Associated Countries and Eurostat in preparing She Figures is gratefully acknowledged.

Science-Metrix staff members were involved in preparing the indicators and managing the drafting of the leaflet. The team is now finalizing indicators and text for the main Report.

Read the She Figures 2015 Leaflet here.

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