Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

This resource has been developed to support researchers to better understand how to embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research design and to meet the NIHR’s EDI requirements. The toolkit advocates for best practice which goes beyond the NIHR’s current requirements.

Its main authors are Dr Rebecca Barnes and Dr Christopher Newby at NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) East Midlands, but it has been developed with valuable and broad input from the RDS EDI Group and other RDS and NIHR colleagues, researchers and public contributors. Particular thanks go to public contributors, Pam Rees, Cecily Henry, Beauty Tshuma and to RDS East Midlands’ Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Naina Patel, for their commitment to and support of this work.

The toolkit is structured around eight domains, or areas of the research design journey, stretching from inception through to dissemination, implementation and impact. Some domains will be more pertinent to a particular funding application than others. You may wish to dip into selected sections or to download the toolkit and read it cover-to-cover.

Access the EDI Toolkit here.