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NIHR Guidance update for applicants on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for study participants

  Created on Monday, 04 Nov 2019. Posted in Guidance

Guidance for applicants on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for study participants: Every person eligible to take part in research should be offered the same opportunity of taking part in that research regardless of:

  • Age
  • Gender including gender reassignment
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marital status
  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • Disability including diminished mental capacity
  • Ethnicity, religion or belief
  • Geographical location
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Access to healthcare

Applicants should demonstrate how these factors have been considered and addressed in their proposal, including steps taken to ensure the research sample is representative of the population the study is targeted at.