Global Survey of Scientists

By on 02/05/2018

Dear colleague

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists has been launched on May 1st, 2018 and will be opened for answers until October 31st, 2018.

Link to complete the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists

We are looking for respondents, men and women, in all fields represented by the partnering Unions and all regions of the world. You are welcome to answer the survey yourself and forward this link to the survey to your lists of contacts and you colleagues, men and women. Invitation letters to participate in the survey are available  for your use in all 7 languages at (scroll down). You can simply copy the cover letter in the language(s) of your choice and send to your contacts, or use it to adapt it to the people you are writing to. The letter encourages recipients to send the survey to their colleagues. In this way, the survey will be disseminated further.

Who should answer? We need people in mathematical, computing and natural sciences at all levels, including students, to share their career and education experiences. This survey is intended for anyone served by the unions below.

Who is conducting the survey? The Gender Gap in Science project, funded by the International Council for Science (ICSU), is a collaboration among many different organizations:

International Mathematical Union (IMU)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)
International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Gender in Science, Innovation, Technology and Engineering (GenderInSITE)
Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Why should you answer? The project is collecting data to develop a broader picture of the status of mathematicians and scientists across the world. The results of this survey will provide data about the situation of scientists and mathematicians worldwide, as well as focused information about women in these fields. The data that you contribute will help inform interventions by ICSU and member unions to increase participation, especially for women.

Are my data confidential? Yes. All individual responses are kept confidential. Staff members at the Statistical Research Center of American Institute of Physics (AIP), who have already conducted three global surveys of physicists, collaborated with the project partners to develop the questionnaire. Click here to see previous results. The survey is hosted on AIP’s secure server and data will be stored and analyzed according to AIP policy and following US law for the protection of human subjects.

If you are returning to the survey, please click here to enter your ID code and continue where you left off. 

Thank you so much for making this project possible! 

If you have questions, please contact John Tyler of the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics.

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