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Rachel Carol is an experienced biologist currently working as an editor and consultant for Emendo Bioscience. She also teaches at Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne. This independent stance will help her investigate peer review, an activity which not only underpins the publication of scientific advances but also consolidates science careers. She has been both reviewed and reviewer in the past. She is now an Expert Evaluator in the European Union 7th Framework Programme. Committed to addressing inequality in STEM careers, Rachel was a member of the mid-career working group that contributed to the Baroness Greenfield report SET FAIR (2002) and was a committee member for ResNet, the Norwich Research Park women’s research network, picking up the Pearson Athena Women in Science award from the Royal Society in 2003. She is a founding member of the Gender Policy committee for the European Association of Science Editors (EASE).

‘Ad veritatem per scientiam‘, which means ‘to the truth through science’, is carved over the gateway of the Observatoire Camille Flammarion in Juvisy-sur-Orge, where Rachel lives.