Neuroscience base rates

Aggregated demographic data for Neuroscience 2017 registrants provided by the Society for Neuroscience. Calculations and analysis are the authors’:

Faculty gender ratio (full, associate and assistant professors): 39%
Trainee gender ratio (postdocs and graduate students): 49%
Overall gender ratio (faculty and trainees): 45%

20,408 out of 29,912 (~68%) attendees indicated gender

Gender ratio in neuroscience departments as of August 2015 unless mentioned otherwise:

Columbia 23F:80M (22%)
Harvard 32F:104M (24%)
Johns Hopkins 27F:78M (26%)
MIT 16F:39M (29%)
NYU 4F:19M (17%)
Princeton 7F:18M (28%) [15 Nov 2016]
Stanford 27F:66M (29%) [15 Nov 2016]
UC Berkeley 12F:38M (24%)
UCLA 6F:26M (19%)
UCSD 33F:99M (25%)
UCSF 19F:53M (26%)
U Penn 10F:26M (28%)
UT Austin 6F:27M (18%)
Yale 21F:86M (20%)

Total 243F:759M
Average: 24% females

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