Women and Science

The preamble to the Organic Law 3/2007, 22 March 2007, on the Effective equality of women and men, mentions Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, which proclaims the right to equality and non-discrimination on the grounds of sex.

The CSIC has not remained aloof from the demands Spanish society has now been making forcefully for many years. The problem of the scant presence of women in the Institution’s scientific work, which has been a constant feature of the CSIC since its creation, led the Governing Council to create a Women and Science Committee in 2002, with two main objectives: study the possible causes hindering women from pursuing scientific careers and propose to the presidency possible measures to achieve equality between women and men in the CSIC.


  • Women in Glass. International Journal of Applied Glass Science. Volume 11, issue 3, julio 2020 (pdf 4M) [Download]
  • Gender effects in research evaluation (pfd 413 KB) [Download]
  • 2017_SE_Gender_Practical-Guide (pfd 827 KB) [Download]
  • "Protagonistas de la ciencia" charla con Pilar López Sancho[Link]
  • Women are funded more fairly in social science [Download]
  • Gender inequality in bioedical research [Download]
  • Entrevista Jocelyn Bell (El País) [Download]
  • Entrevista Jocelyn Bell (El Mundo) [Download]
  • Hubble telescope time preferenteally goes to men [Download]
  • "Status of Women in Physics"  [Download]
  • "La Excelencia Cientifica en pareja" (pdf  779 KB ) [Download]
  • Does a Change in Health Research Funding Policy Related to the Integration of Sex and Gender Have and Impact? (pdf  603 KB) [Download]
  • Patricia Fara. A temporary liberation (pdf 1687 KB) [Download]
  • Rethink your gender attitudes (pdf 593 KB) [Download]
  • Gender Inequalities in Education (pfd 1497 KB) [Download]
  • Fairness to All: Genderand Sex in Scientific Reporting (pdf 194 KB) [Download]
  • Fact sheet: Gender Equality in Horizon 2020 (pdf 148 KB) [Download]
  • On the lack of women in science (pdf 171 KB) [Download]
  • Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? (pdf 666 KB) [Download]
  • Nature-Gender progress (pdf 267 KB) [Download]
  • Nature-Global gender disparities in science (pdf 558 KB) [Download]


  • Women Researchers Report CSIC 2020 (pdf 5M) [Download]
  • Cientificas en Cifras 2013 (pdf  2273 KB) [Descargar]
  • Memoria Comisión Mujeres y Ciencia 2013 (pdf 142 KB) [Descargar]
  • Plan Estratégico de Igualdad de Oportunidades 2014-2016 (pdf 840 KB)[Descargar]
  • Informe Mujeres y Ciencia 2013 (pdf 666 Kb) [Descargar]
  • Estereotipos de la vieja Historia. Carta a El País (doc 21k) [Descargar]
  • Informe Mujeres Investigadoras CSIC 2012 (pdf 251K) [Descargar]
  • Acción horizontal de igualdad de género 2011 (pdf 168k) [Descargar]
  • Recomendaciones lenguaje no sexista (pdf 496k) [Descargar]