5. Ethics and approvals - MRC


5.2 Embedding diversity in research design

Your application should meet the requirements of the MRCs embedding diversity in research design policy by embedding consideration of the relevant diversity characteristics in the design and conduct of your research.

This policy is relevant to all studies involving human participants, samples and data, including, but not limited to, clinical studies, public health and population-based research, observational studies, and studies using data from people or the use of human biological material (for example, cells and tissues).

Relevant guidance, resources and toolkits are available at embedding diversity in research design and sex in experimental design.

Last updated: 17 August 2023

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