Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our overarching aim is to: Support people-powered research to tackle inequalities and improve health and well-being for all our diverse communities. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do through our research, communities and impacts.

We are currently developing our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This strategy will support us to deliver research which takes account of intersectionality and engages with those who are under-represented or under-served to ensure seldom heart voices play an equal part in all parts of evidence-based health and social care delivery and decision making. It embeds the principle of ‘no decision about me, without me’ into the research culture of the YHARC.

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Our resources

NIHR Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy 2022 – 2027

NIHR EDI strategy.

NIHR Equality, diversity and inclusion priorities

NIHR Equality, diversity and inclusion pages.

Improving inclusion of under-served groups in clinical research: Guidance from INCLUDE project

NIHR INCLUDE project developed guidance to help improve inclusion in research.


PROGRESS-Plus is an acronym used to identify characteristics that statify health opportunities and outcomes in systematic reviews.

NIHR Research Design Service EDI Toolkit

The Research Design Service Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit has been development to support researchers to better understand how to embed EDI in research design and to meet the NIHR's EDI requirements.

Why do I need to think about equalities impact assesments for Research

This webinar will disuss the challenge of increasing diversity in research and present a solution - The Equality Impact Assessment