Preventing gender bias is a central concern of the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience to advance science.
The members of the Bernstein Network have approved the following amendment to the statutes:
“The Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience is devoted to the promotion of research and teaching in Computational Neuroscience. To this end the conferences, workshops and prizes organized by the Bernstein Network are of great significance. The annual Bernstein Conference aims to highlight a broad spectrum of recent developments by inviting both young and established scientists to present their latest work or by recognizing their achievement with an award. Minimizing potential gender bias when choosing the best candidates is of key importance to maintain excellence, to meet the goals of national funding partners such as the DFG, and to encourage young female scientists to pursue their career within academia. In the past two years, the Bernstein Network has set a great example in promoting the visibility of female scientists, and is fully committed to continue on this track in the future.”
>> see here for the complete appendix to the statutes of the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience e.V. regarding measures to prevent gender bias.