Photo of a person using a touchscreen tablet device to answer an online survey.

In 2021, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) delivered their second Staff Diversity Culture survey as part of their ongoing commitment to the SAGE Athena Swan program.

While their initial staff survey in 2018 succeeded in engaging 57% of staff in the feedback process, the participation rate rose to 75% in the 2021 survey.

The gender profile of survey respondents was largely balanced. Increases in survey participation came from both the Townsville and Perth sites. For the first time, the survey also included participation by research students at the Institute.

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