The objective is to promote gender equality in Europe, by improving the visibility of women accomplished in their fields, from senior postdocs to senior independent scientists.
The database aims to help scientists, universities, research institutions, political institutions, conference organizers and journal editors to identify appropriately qualified women scientists:
- as candidates for professorships and other positions
- to speak at conferences and in seminar programmes
- to participate in advisory groups, on monitoring panels, committees and commissions
- to review manuscripts, to write commissioned reviews and to serve on the editorial boards of journals.
To accomplish this, the database features a search function, so that users can search for any text word that might be useful (e.g. keywords, cities, institutions). In addition, data can be sorted by research area, position, or country. Please note that “position” refers to the general career stage of the expert, in order to avoid confusion over employment titles across European nations.
The database was an initiative of the ELSO Career Development Committee and is managed by Karla Neugebauer, PhD.