Strengthening our approach

Advance HE, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, is conducting a Review of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Challenges and Interventions in Research and Innovation. As part of the review, we are interested in policies, practices or interventions which are aimed to reduce differential access, experiences, progression, outcomes and/or support inclusion for those working in or around the research and innovation sector, or related fields.

This is an excellent opportunity for your organisation to contribute to a deeper understanding of what works, what does not, and the robustness of this evidence base. To encourage openness we can anonymise your organisation in our final report, but we will be happy to acknowledge all eligible submissions in our final report. The call for evidence can be found here. PLEASE NOTE: the deadline for submissions is 19 February 2019.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is committed to ensuring the research and innovation environments are safe, open and inclusive. To help this, we have announced the providers of three evidence reviews.

Review of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI): challenges and interventions in the UK context

The first review is to look at current challenges with respect to equality, diversity and inclusion in the research and innovation landscape in the UK, as well as interventions (specific strategies, policies and programmes, for example, and data capture strategies and practices) to promote EDI in research and innovation.

The aims of the review are to establish a current picture of what is known about the key challenges for EDI in the UK research and innovation landscape, and to develop an understanding of what works and what has proven less effective nationally, in order to identify and learn from effective practice. We will share the findings widely with policy makers and other stakeholders.

Advance HE has been commissioned to undertake this review. Find out more in this presentation (PDF, 1.9MB)

Review of Equality, diversity and inclusion: challenges and interventions in the International context

The second review is to look at current challenges internationally.

The aims of the review are to establish a current picture of the international research and innovation landscape  with regards to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to develop an understanding of what works and what has proven less effective internationally, in order to identify and learn from effective practice. We will share the findings widely with policy makers and other stakeholders.

Advance HE has been commissioned to undertake this review. Find out more in this presentation (PDF, 1.8MB)

Bullying and Harassment evidence review

The final review is for a research organisation or company to look into three main areas:

  • current challenges with respect to bullying and harassment in the research and innovation landscape (including in more challenging research environments) in the UK and internationally;
  • an overview of approaches to prevent and address bullying and harassment in research and innovation and/or other sectors, including, for example strategies, policies, procedures, activities, data capture practices and measures to boost disclosure rates; and
  • an assessment of the existing evidence for the effectiveness of those approaches and where the main gaps in knowledge in this area are. UKRI seeks to develop an understanding of what works and what has proven less effective nationally and internationally.

The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London has been commissioned to undertake this review. Find out more in this presentation (PDF, 2.6MB)