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Jenny Baker
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SIOP Membership Demographics Dashboard Updated to Version 3.0!

To provide enduring support of SIOP’s strategic goal #2, to build a diverse and inclusive SIOP, we are delighted to share that version 3.0 of the SIOP Membership Demographics Dashboard is now available! SIOP members with a current and active membership can access the dashboard by logging into their account and finding the Demographics link under the Membership menu of SIOP.org.

In 2019, the SIOP Membership Committee created the Membership Analytics Subcommittee (MAS) in order to analyze and visualize data from membership surveys and member profiles, and drive data initiatives that involve regular member reports, and strategic analyses for the SIOP staff, Executive Board, and members. The subcommittee fulfills membership data analysis requests from SIOP members, uses data to drive decision making to improve the membership experience, and visualizes summaries of demographic data for the broader SIOP community.

In 2021, members of the MAS identified the importance of advancing SIOP’s strategic goal #2, specifically the need for better data infrastructure, higher visibility into membership diversity, and accessible digital resources for members. To address these needs, we developed the first version of a user-friendly and self-serve dashboard that allowed members to view aggregate demographic data on a variety of variables including gender, member type, highest degree earned, sector of employment, location, and field of study (e.g., I-O/business psychology, organizational behavior, human resources).

Last year, we launched version 2.0 of the dashboard based on feedback from members, which updated the data cleaning pipeline and added additional views and insights. The new tabs allowed members to track changes in gender composition, work sector, degree, membership type, and location over time (from 2017 through present).

This year, we continue to update the dashboard with even more views and insights to make this resource more useful for members! Version 3.0 of the dashboard now includes a new tab with insights on members who have volunteered on SIOP’s committees and a new tab with insights on annual conference registrations.

We understand the appetite for data among SIOP members and strive to continuously update the dashboard, but we need your help! As you interact with the dashboard, you may notice that many important demographic variables, such as gender, have a large amount of missing data. This data gap impedes our ability to present accurate insights on SIOP membership diversity. To help remedy this, please ensure that you have provided your most up-to-date demographic information in your SIOP profile. To do so, please log into your account at SIOP.org, visit your account page, and select the Edit My Demographic Information link to fill in any blanks or make updates. Also, please spread the word to your friends and colleagues!

Do you have SIOP membership data requests for your committee or research efforts? Submit your data analysis request here. To learn more about the request process and the types of membership information that are available, please review SIOP’s Membership Data Governance Policy.

Note: Due to a high proportion of missing data (almost 50%), the SIOP team is currently finalizing the visualizations surrounding race and ethnicity. We hope to be able to add these to the dashboard within the next few months.

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