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How can we build a better research landscape to improve gender inequality in health data science?

Around the world women are still significantly underrepresented in science – only 33% of all researchers are women, and in disciplines like data science and artificial intelligence their representation falls even further to 26%. Women are also typically given smaller research grants compared to their male colleagues, and their work is reported less frequently in high-profile journals.

  • How can we improve the current research system to inspire the next generation of health data scientists?

  • And what would this mean for patients and the public in the future?

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I think flexibility in the workplace and longer (permanent?) contracts would be a good start, especially for early career researchers. Simply listening goes a long way too. We also need to challenge stereotypes and advocate for more women in leadership roles. Some insightful words from the ICR and CUPA.

Also love this from @olivia.swann on Twitter :slight_smile: