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27 Mar 2017
This month, two postdocs initiated a peer-support group at BRIC . The concept of the goup is based on the famous LEAN IN platform specifically developed to promote gender equality at leadership positions. The current 20 participants are divided into two support circles, including researchers at different levels of their career (PhD students, postdocs, assistant professors, staff scientists), from ...
Marijke Lein
27 Mar 2017
marijke-lein_small.jpg By Marijke Lein, HR Director, VIB , Belgium On January 26th 2017, together with the other HR experts of the LIBRA partner and associated institutes I participated in the LIBRA workshop on “Best practice in gender-inclusive recruitment processes” at CeMM in Vienna, Austria. The aim of the workshop was to give training and first-hand insight into the topic of unbiased ...
20 Mar 2017
In 2006, there was a major breakthrough in stem cell research - Japanese researchers discovered that it is possible to “reprogramme” specialised adult cells into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells, which were termed induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). iPSCs share common features with embryonic stem cells (ESCs), such as being pluripotent and having the capacity to differentiate to ...
19 Jan 2017
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16 Jan 2017
The PhD class of 2016 at Institut Curie received their diplomas in a special Graduation ceremony on December 13th. 48 PhD students defended their thesis this year, 32 of them were women – that means that 65% of PhDs at Institut Curie were awarded to women!
16 Jan 2017
A programme offering mentoring, networking, and training on (self-)leadership. LIBRA has designed this program as an opportunity for ambitious female scientists to get ready for the next career step as an independent researcher. Call closed Application deadline was 7th of March application_guide_cdc.pdf application_guide_cdc.pdf leaflet_cdc.pdf leaflet_cdc.pdf cdc_online.png The Current Situation ...
23 Sep 2016
LIBRA is a three-and-a-half-year project, the first year is nearly past and we have reached two major milestones: The assessment of all partner institutes for Gender Equality which was performed in three levels Institutional assessment by our gender expert partner organisation ASDO. The collected information was the basis for the 10 diagnostic reports with concluding remarks suggesting specific ...
25 Apr 2016
Gender bias in academia is alive. Identifying and understanding the distinct patterns of gender bias is the first step towards guaranteeing that bias does not derail men’s and women’s career. LIBRA launches two Implicit Association Tests to measure gender association with: 1) STEM and art disciplines and 2) family and career. Do the test and see if you are gender biased! This test was developed ...
29 Oct 2015
Approximately half of the PhD students in Europe are women. However, the levels of women researchers decrease at the postdoctoral level and drop dramatically in leadership positions. These numbers demonstrate a dramatic waste of talent and resources in education, research and the labour market. Thirteen research institutes in life sciences in Europe, all of them partnering the EU-LIFE alliance, ...
1 Oct 2015
LIBRA is Coordinated and Support Action project funded by the European Commission. The call was "H2020-GERI-2014-1" for the topic "Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans". More details and upcoming reports you can find on the CORDIS website .