NeuroBridges 2019

NeuroBridges 2019

Organizers: Ahmed El Hady, Yonatan Loewenstein and David Hansel
Sponsors: see here
Faculty gender ratio: 2 Women : 6 Men (25%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 17-20%

*Method of estimation: Previously established base rate of women in computational neuroscience.

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February 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 6:9
Excluding: This Week in The Journal, Editorial, Correction
First author gender ratio: 26 women : 32 men (45%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 16 women : 44 men (27%)
Middle author gender ratio: 97 women : 138 men (41%)
All author gender ratio: 139 women : 214 men (39%)

Excluded: 0 last author, 2 first author, and 4 middle authors. 6 in total.

Neuron
Volume 101, Issue 3 and Issue 4
Excluding: Corrections
First author gender ratio: 22 women : 21 men (51%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 8 women : 35 men (19%)
Middle author gender ratio: 115 women : 191 men (38%)
All author gender ratio: 145 women : 247 men (37%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 1 first author, and 1 middle author. 2 in total.

Nature Neuroscience
Volume 22, Issue 1
Excluding: Amendments and Corrections, Author/Publisher correction
First author gender ratio: 5 women : 10 men (33%)
Last/sole author gender ratio: 4 women : 11 men (27%)
Middle author gender ratio: 65 women : 69 men (49%)
All author gender ratio: 74 women : 90 men (45%)

Excluded: 0 last authors, 0 first authors, 2 middle authors. 2 in total.
NOTE: We included all people listed under consortia (Consortia) in “A Neuroethics Framework for the Australian Brain Initiative” as authors

 

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2019 (BCW 2019)

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2019 (BCW 2019)

Organizers: Marc Tittgemeyer, Michael Breakspeare, Viktor Jirsa
Sponsors: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 5 Women : 19 Men (21%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 42%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword “brain connectivity” and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 7 pages of results using our python script.

7th Baltic-Nordic School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2019)

7th Baltic-Nordic School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2019)

Organizers:Peter Jedlicka, Ausra Saudargiene, Marja-Leena Linne, Jochen Triesch, Martin Mittag, Herbert Ehrenberger, Susanne Steiner
Sponsors: see here
Faculty gender ratio: 6 women : 13 men (32%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 33%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword informatics AND (brain OR neuro) and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 44 pages using our python script.

13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting

13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting

Organizers: Ruth Slack and Paul Frankland
Sponsors: see here
Invited speaker gender ratio: 2 Women :  5 Men (29%)
Plenary symposia speaker gender ratio: 5 Women :  4 Men (56%)
Parallel symposia speaker gender ratio: 23 Women :  25 Men (48%)
Total speaker gender ratio: 30 Women :  34 Men (47%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 31%

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in neuroscience.

Sense 2 Synapse 2019

Sense 2 Synapse 2019

Organizers: Florian Berger, Claudia Jou, Christoph Kirst and Silvana Valtcheva
Sponsors: see here
Invited speaker gender ratio: 3 women : 1 man (75%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 43%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword neurobiology, narrowing down to only Eastern US states and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 31 pages using our python script.

Ninth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making

Ninth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making

Organizers: see here
Partners and funders: see here
Speaker gender ratio: 12 women : 13 men (48%)
Estimated* base rate of women in the field: 30%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword biology AND “decision making”and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 12 pages of results using our python script. Search originally performed in March 2018.