IOCD presents occasional perspective/comment/opinion articles on topics of current interest related
to the chemical sciences, sustainable development and the broader connections between science and
The views expressed in these pieces are solely the responsibility of the writers and do not
necessarily reflect the opinion or position of IOCD.
- 2019 February 7:Encouraging women and girls in science
Vivian Yam writes about the importance of encouraging women and girls in science and of
celebrating their successes – not only on special event days, but throughout the year.
- 2019 January 28:It's time to fix the inequality problem in science
Stephen Matlin highlights the barriers and discrimination that women continue to meet at all
levels of science, the need to address the challenges in equity, diversity and inclusion in
science and the valuable role that can be played by training in cultural competence.