The Chemical Sciences and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Goverdhan Mehta, Vivian W.W. Yam, Alain Krief, Henning Hopf, Stephen A. Matlin

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    There has been mounting concern over the absence of gender equality in the sciences in recent years. This has been accompanied by a broadening of the perspective, in order to address issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, relating to a wide range of circumstances in which individuals suffer discrimination. While some progress has been made in some countries, nationally or at the level of institutions, much more needs to be done. The chemical sciences can play a leading role in addressing biases, through 1) becoming a model of good systemic practice in policies, processes, and actions; 2) developing practical skills through training in cultural competence; and 3) promoting a stronger evidence base to uncover both the extent of problems and the degree to which approaches to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion are working.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14690-14698
    Number of pages9
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number45
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018


    • discrimination
    • diversity
    • equality
    • gender
    • inclusion

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