Spanish science does not yet benefit from full equality in the participation of women and men in the R&D&I system.
The figures available at the general level in Spain show inequality of women with respect to men in different dimensions, including: horizontal and vertical segregation; the wage gap; interruptions and obstacles in their careers; their under-representation in executive and decision-making positions; or their predominance in part-time work. All these and other areas specific to the field of science and innovation are areas for action to achieve full gender equality in R&D&I.
To do this, it is essential to have an adequate statistical and indicator system in place. Having detailed diagnostic data is key to promoting and monitoring policies on equality between women and men in R&D&I and in the Ministry.