Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Reporting Form - committee membership applicants

The NIHR is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in research. By answering these Equality and Diversity Monitoring Information questions, you will help us to better understand the different groups of people that apply to become members of research programme committees - particularly the groups protected by UK equality legislation.

Although it is mandatory to answer these questions, it is possible to select "prefer not to say" as a response. However, the more information you provide, the more effective our monitoring will be.

This information will be held separately from application forms, and stored anonymously and securely. Those shortlisting and appointing will not see this information, and it will not be used to to make decisions about any application you make to NIHR.

Use of terminology in this form is informed by that used in the Equality Act 2010 , the 2011 Census and the 2021 Census.  The question set is also aligned with that used by other major UK research funders.

Which research programme committee are you applying to join?
Date of Birth
What will be your age range as at 31 December 2021?
Sex
Ethnicity and Race

Choose one option that best describes your ethnic group or background

Disability
Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

Privacy and Consent Statement

NIHR is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in research. By answering these Equality and Diversity Monitoring Information questions, you will help us to better understand the different groups of people that apply to us for funding, act as reviewers or apply to become members of funding committees - particularly the groups protected by UK equality legislation. Although it is mandatory to answer these questions, it is possible to select "prefer not to say" as a response. However, the more information you provide, the more effective our monitoring will be. This information will be held separately from application forms, and stored anonymously and securely. Those shortlisting and appointing members will not see this information, and it will not be used to to make decisions about your committee membership application.

Your privacy

With your consent, NIHR will:

  • use your diversity monitoring information to better understand the research workforce who apply for and are supported through our awards, our reviewers, committee members and those applying to become committee members, and to monitor our own funding and selection processes;

  • where we provide funding in partnership with other organisations (funding partners), share your diversity monitoring data with those organisations (on a no names basis) for the same purpose;

  • publish annual diversity data, on a no-names basis, on applications and awards for each of our research and training programmes, to provide transparency and accountability on NIHR's levels of equality, diversity and inclusion;

  • where we work with other organisations to better understand our award-making processes and funding in relation to diversity, share your diversity monitoring information (on a no names basis) with those organisations for this purpose; and

  • use the diversity monitoring information about our public contributors to plan more inclusive recruitment campaigns, so that people from different backgrounds have an opportunity to get involved.

For more about how we will use and look after your personal information, see our Privacy Policy.