The 8th International Meeting of the Integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center at the University of Haifa

The 8th International Meeting of the Integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center at the University of Haifa

Organizers: Roee Admon, Oded Klavir
Speaker gender ratio: 11 women : 22 men (33%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 44%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword neuro AND behavior and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 64 pages of results using our python script. We left 144 names unclassified, the base rate therefore could range from 40%-49%.

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Cell Biology of Neurons and Circuits II

Cell Biology of Neurons and Circuits II

Organizers: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Timothy Ryan
Invited participant gender ratio: 10 women : 23 men (30%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 34%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword cell AND biology AND neuro and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 16 pages of results using our python script. We left 34 names unclassified, the base rate therefore could range from 32%-39%.

7th International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control

7th International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control (MCC 2019)

Organizers: Claudia Danielmeier, Tanja Endrass, Markus Ullsperger, Adrian Fischer, Hans Kirschner, Julia Rogge
Speaker gender ratio: 9 Women : 16 Men (36%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 47%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword motivation OR “cognitive control” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 99 pages of results using our python script. We left 206 names unclassified, the base rate therefore could range from 43%-51%.

BrainModes 2019

BrainModes 2019: Unified Principles of Brain Connectivity and Dynamics

Organizers: Mukesh Dhamala, Daniele Marinazzo, Petra Ritter
Funded by: Georgia State University, Charite University, Ghent
University
Speaker gender ratio: 9 Women : 14 Men (39%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 40%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (imaging OR computational) AND neuro and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 129 pages of results using our python script. We left 223 names unclassified, the base rate therefore could range from 37%-44%.

 

The Sleeping Brain

The Sleeping Brain

Organizers: Gabrielle Girardeau, Véronique Fabre, Christelle Peyron
Speaker gender ratio: 5 women : 5 men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 38%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword sleep AND (brain OR neuro) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 44 pages of results using our python script. We left 66 names unclassified, the base rate therefore could range from 36%-42%.

June 2019 Journal Watch

Methods:

See our January 2018 Journal Watch post for details on methods.

Base rates:

First authors are more likely to be graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Using our calculations based on registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 50% of graduate students and postdocs in neuroscience are women.

For last or sole authors we take the base rate to be 31%,  the percentage of women faculty at the same meeting. We take the base rate for all authors to be the overall percentage of 43%.

Plots:

Data:

Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 39, Issues 23:26
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 21 women : 37 men (36%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 14 women : 46 men (23%)
Middle author gender ratio: 112 women : 155 men (42%)
All author gender ratio: 147 women : 238 men (38%)

Excluded: 0 last author, 0 first author, and 10 middle authors. 10 in total.

Neuron
Volume 102, Issue 5 and Issue 6
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 13 women : 20 men (39%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 6 women : 28 men (18%)
Middle author gender ratio: 90 women : 110 men (45%)
All author gender ratio: 109 women : 158 men (41%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first author, and 0 middle authors. 0 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 6
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 9 women : 10 men (47%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 4 women : 16 men (20%)
Middle author gender ratio: 50 women : 79 men (36%)
All author gender ratio: 63 women : 105 men (34%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 8 middle authors. 8 in total.