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May 03, 2018

Gender Bias in Research Grant Peer Review

Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Applicants who had not been previously funded also received lower scores, making them less likely to be funded.

Do you think that better training of reviewers, policy change, and monitoring may help address these biases?

 
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