Research Evaluation’s Gender Problem – and Some Suggestions for Fixing It #STMchallenges

Stacy Konkiel, a Research Metrics Consultant at Altmetric, writes about gender bias in the research evaluation process and what can be done about it.

“Research evaluation in the sciences has a gender problem: it’s mostly based on indicators and practices that reflect an unconscious bias against women. This bias, when embedded into research evaluation systems, can harm female researchers as they apply for grant funding, jobs, promotion, and navigate other professional advancement opportunities…”

Read the rest of the article on the Digital Sciences blog.