Central Europen Centre for Women and Youth in Science
Making science ethical and excellent - asking ourselves if our research is biased

CEC-WYS has developed training tools and workshops dedicated to addressing the issue of gender bias in science, but the methods of analysing research for gender bias can be equally applied for investigating research for bias based on race/ethnicity, class, age etc.


Because science is a human activity, it is unlikely that it is not influenced by the social and cultural context within which it has developed.


Western societies and cultures are deeply permeated by gender; the socially constructed characteristics, roles and expectations of men and women, therefore a question about the role of gender in science arises. Science is not immune from gender norms and interests.


Images of science as well as the actual practices of scientific investigation since the 17th century have been dominated by men. This has influenced scientific work at various levels – e.g., regarding the subjects of research, methods applied, patterns of explanation, paradigms of research, interpretation of outcomes, language used, etc.


Given this point, the rise of modern western science can be viewed and interpreted as a gendered process, both in its organization and techniques. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that science is gendered.


Scientific excellence and ‘sexy’ research workshop on gender in life sciences


26th February 2007, Academy of Sciences, Prague

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Women in Information Communications Technology


16th February 2007, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana

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Why gendered science matters - workshop on the inclusion of gender dimension in scientific proposal writing


7th Septemer 2005, Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

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Manual - Why Gendered Science Matters


Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science is a project funded by the European Commission
under Framework Programme 6 in the Structuring the ERA specific programme.