Why do many women not continue a career in Computing/ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) research? What are the barriers faced by some minority groups, such as black and ethnic minorities, in pursuing a Computing/ICT research career? These are among the questions being considered in a study commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/ictdiversityinclusionresearch/
The review is investigating what the barriers are, how they manifest themselves and what can be done to support underrepresented groups in ICT. This starts with an an inclusive online survey across the whole ICT research community https://www.research.net/r/diversityICT
The survey will be open until 28 February and takes around 15 minutes to complete.
“I think this group might be particularly helpful in connecting with those who have left academia. Was there something about the research environment that put them off? We need to hear from everyone to get a full picture of our research environment (current and ex- postgrad students to professors, and not only representatives of minority groups). Please forward to your networks.”
Chair of BCS Women in Computing Research Group