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Gender and other potential biases in peer review: Analysis of 38,250 external peer review reports

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Potential gender bias in peer review at SNSF https://t.co/vKoXQ1vA3A via @PeerJPreprints
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RT @SwissIonChannel: At the @snsf_ch male applicants received more favorable evaluation scores from external reviewers than female applican…
RT @SwissIonChannel: At the @snsf_ch male applicants received more favorable evaluation scores from external reviewers than female applican…
RT @SwissIonChannel: At the @snsf_ch male applicants received more favorable evaluation scores from external reviewers than female applican…
RT @SwissIonChannel: At the @snsf_ch male applicants received more favorable evaluation scores from external reviewers than female applican…
At the @snsf_ch male applicants received more favorable evaluation scores from external reviewers than female applicants for "regular" grants - The Swiss newspaper @heidi_news reports (FR - Paywall) https://t.co/YCPnwXQ4qW - Original study https://t.co/hq1NJzSyhp @PeerJPreprints
RT @eggersnsf: @schneiderleonid @metanutter @RIPRJournal @BioMedCentral @Mario_Malicki @SideviewLiz @HrenDarko @bengoldacre @annasvrn @rach…
@schneiderleonid @metanutter @RIPRJournal @BioMedCentral @Mario_Malicki @SideviewLiz @HrenDarko @bengoldacre @annasvrn @rachelhey3 @meerpohl @nicolamlow @PubPeer Done that months ago. See https://t.co/hDoZUGw7cn
RT @annasvrn: Applicant-suggested reviewers rate grant applications more favourably: @DalmeetS for @NatureNews on our study of the @snsf_c…
Here are three recent papers on the subject across two countries: https://t.co/nWv3h6dwBx https://t.co/JGUHN8XMyP https://t.co/0ud6k648ia
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
661 days ago
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
666 days ago
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
666 days ago
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
667 days ago
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
RT @StefanieMuff: The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their pee…
The Swiss National Science Foundation @snsf_ch analyzed itself. Result: Unsurprisingly, there is gender bias in their peer-reviews https://t.co/tXEcLoho7M
673 days ago
Gender and other potential biases in peer review: Analysis of 38,250 external peer review reports https://t.co/LGG2qgIqTh https://t.co/vNvgXPEkxt
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Additional Information

Competing Interests

AS, JM, FD, AJ are employed at the Swiss National Science Foundation. JM is seconded at the European Research Council. ME is the President of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Author Contributions

Anna Severin prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, investigation, Project Administration.

Joao Martins conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, investigation, Project Administration.

François Delavy analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Anne Jorstad authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Matthias Egger conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Rachel Heyard analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Associated data is available at Zenodo.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2592509

URL: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2592509.

Code is available at URL: https://zambujo.github.io/snsf-peerreview/.

The published data is a slightly modified version to ensure that it is anonymized: the information on the date of the call has been deleted, the age variable has been regrouped in 5 year groups and two very special cases have been deleted.

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work.


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