Exactly how many women are there in European research?
Are there more women than men?
How are women distributed across European research?
Is European research affected by a gender bias?
Are women interested in different areas than men? Do they go on to work in the fields in which they have studied?
Can they expect the same rewards and benefits from a scientific career as their male counterparts?
Are there barriers to women's productivity within the scientific system?
Do women achieve and produce more than men?
Why are women less likely than men to seek research funding?
How are women scientists regarded by their peers, both male and female?
Who defines the rules of the scientific game?
Although it is still not possible to answer all of these questions, the following pages contain information that can help us begin to understand the answers.