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UKRI reviews on equality, diversity and inclusion, and bullying and harassment begin


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the providers who will carry out wide-ranging evidence reviews on equality, diversity and inclusion, and bullying and harassment.

Following an open and highly competitive procurement process, Advance HE has been commissioned to deliver two reviews on equality, diversity and inclusion in research and innovation in the UK and, separately, in an international context.

The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London (KCL), has been commissioned to deliver a review relating to bullying and harassment across the UK and international research and innovation sectors.

Professor Jennifer Rubin, Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council and UKRI Executive Champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion said: “Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of UKRI’s vision, and the work undertaken in the reviews will shape how we address issues across the sector.

“Their work will be highly important in assessing the effectiveness of measures across the research and innovation landscape and will inform our thinking and actions as a funder and employer. 

“The assessment panel were impressed by the approaches set out by both organisations and by the depth of their understanding of the issues at hand, and we look forward to working with Advance HE and KCL over the coming months.”

UKRI has facilitated a series of challenge workshops, where project leads presented the proposed approach and methodology for each project to key stakeholders from across the sectors, so that that any gaps could be identified, and approaches refined.

The presentations from these workshops can be found here. Advance HE and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, KCL welcome comments or reflections to help support their reviews from a wider audience. Please send any feedback for consideration to info@ukri.org which will be considered as advisory to the project teams.

The evidence review for Bullying and Harassment will be made available on the UKRI website in spring 2019. The reviews into equality and diversity in the UK and international contexts will be made available in late spring 2019.

For further information on UKRI’s equality, diversity and inclusion activities visit https://www.ukri.org/about-us/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/

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