News & Resources
Below are several different sites that pertain to women in science issues and initiatives. These are from both internal- and external-NIH resources.
News from NIH
- Personnel Demographics from the NIH Intramural Research Sourcebook — In 2022, 27% of senior investigators and 44% of tenure-track investigators were women
- Extend-The-Clock Provision for Tenure Track — How family leave is applied to the tenure clock
- Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn) — *NEW in 2021* Support and mentoring for women of color in the sciences. WoCRN welcomes all scientists interested in raising the voice and visibility of women of color in biomedical and behavioral research
- Women in Biomedical Careers — Highlighting scientists at the NIH and providing many relevant resources and links
- Child Care — Everything you need to know about NIH child care including subsidies, resource and referral services, child care centers, the Child Care Board, surveys and studies, frequently asked questions, and more
- Back-Up Care Program — NIH employees are eligible for back-up care when they need to be at work and their regular child or adult/elder care is unavailable; care can be center-based, in-home (including for a mildly-ill child), in-home adult/elder care, as well as self-care
- Leave Bank — Income protection for eligible NIH Leave Bank members affected by a personal or family medical emergency
- Mentoring and Training at the NIH — Guidelines and resources for effective mentoring in the Intramural Research Program (IRP)
- Fellows Committee (FelCom) — comprised of a basic and a clinical fellow representative from each institute of NIH
- Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) — resources for women and other diversity resources
- Office of Intramural Research — Background information on the Women Scientist Advisors Committee
News from Outside NIH
- Women are Credited Less in Science than Are Men by Ross et al — Nature 2022
- What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Bohnet — Harvard University Press 2018
- Does Gender Bias Still Affect women in Science by Roper — Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 2019
- Project Implicit: An Unconscious Bias Online Tool — Project Implicit is a collaborative research effort between researchers at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington. While the particular purposes of each study vary considerably, most studies available at Project Implicit examine thoughts and feelings that exist either outside of conscious awareness or outside of conscious control.
- Why So Few? — A report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which deals with the ongoing gender disparities in science and engineering.
- Association for Women in Science (AWIS) — Bethesda Chapter Members are actively engaged in scientific research, education, administration and policy activities, and are employed in federal agencies, academia, business, and non-profit organizations
- Systers — A forum for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. Systers is the world's largest email community of technical women in computing, with over 3,000 members in at least 54 countries
This page was last updated on Monday, November 21, 2022