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EDI in health and social care research: general resources

Here you will find links to useful toolkits, guidance, articles, and training to support embedding EDI in your health and social care research.


NIHR RDS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

South Asian Dementia Pathway Toolkit (ADAPT): an online toolkit of enhanced interventions

The Centre for Ethnic Health Research: Equality Impact Assessment

AMRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Resource Hub


INVOLVE: A Practical Guide to Being Inclusive in Public Involvement in Health Research - lessons from the Reaching Out programme


Randomised trials and how to recruit and retain individuals from ethnic minority groups – practical guidance to support better practice

Articles, blogs and videos


What would it take to meaningfully attend to ethnicity and race in health research? Learning from a trial intervention development study

Tackling racism in UK health research


Diversity in Research Participation: why it's important

Voices for Change Toxic Corridors video poem. The powerful poem, entitled ‘Toxic Corridors’, was written and performed by author and gospel literary evangelist Kwabena Kimathi. It features NIHR public contributors André Tulloch and Danté Grant and explores the racial inequalities that exist in healthcare, and the interweaving issues of health, healing and spirituality. Find out more from the NIHR.


RDS Blog: Cultural competence and inclusivity in research

Frameworks and strategies

NIHR Race Equality Framework

INCLUDE: Ethnicity Framework

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: BSW Integrated Care Board (ICB)


The Centre for Ethnic Health Research training opportunities:

Effective community engagement

Increasing diversity of populations in health and social care research

Cultural competence