Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Research System

Tri-Agency Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
July 2019

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are committed to excellence in research and research training. Achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges.

With these goals in mind, the agencies are committed to:

  • Supporting equitable access to funding opportunities for all researchers and trainees
  • Promoting the integration of equity, diversity and inclusion-related considerations in research design and practices
  • Increasing equitable and inclusive participation in the research system, including on research teams
  • Collecting the data and conducting the analyses needed to include equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in decision-making

Through these means the agencies will work with those involved in the research system to develop the inclusive culture needed for research excellence and to achieve outcomes that are rigorous, relevant and accessible to diverse populations.

EDI in Action at CIHR

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Tri-Agency EDI Action Plan

Learn how the Tri-Agencies are promoting EDI

EDI in CIHR Funding Programs

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EDI Resources

Learn how to integrate EDI in research

EDI News

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