Equality in Science overview
The Equality in Science programme is a joint initiative of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Connecting Science, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and other bodies on Campus. Originally established as Sex in Science in 2011, Equality in Science aims to generate discussion and raise awareness about issues traditionally facing women and marginalised groups in science, and to drive policy and practice changes to redress them
Internationally, women are represented in diminishing proportions as career levels progress and significant numbers of women leave science altogether. In line with societal and cultural shifts, the issues that cause this well-recognised 'leaky pipeline' now affect not only female scientists but increasingly also men in science. Scientists from marginalised groups such as LGBT+, BME and disabled scientists also do not achieve success at the same rates as their counterparts. In our Equality in Science programme we explore these issues, look to inspire researchers, develop discussion and drive change in current practices and policy.