Diversity data collection

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Why we publish diversity data

UKRI is committed to expanding its data collection and analysis capabilities on our funding applicants and recipients.

The publication of the data is an important part of our work to identify and understand where action is needed to address issues within the funding system.

Providing accessible data and information facilitates analysis and insight for our sector and ensures we are subject to constructive external scrutiny. This will support us and the wider sector as we seek to drive transformative change.

Diversity data for all research councils

In June 2020 we made harmonised diversity data available for seven research councils covering the previous five financial years.

We will continue to provide this data annually and the councils will no longer publish individual data sets.

2020 was the first time we published data on award values for the different groups. We also began collecting data on additional characteristics as well as employing advanced forms of data analysis. This allows us to better understand trends as we develop our work.

Before releasing this data, UKRI responded to an initial data request from the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into the impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Read our response to the initial data request (PDF, 3MB).

Detailed ethnicity analysis

In December 2020 we published results by detailed ethnicity categories to understand the variation within the ethnic minority group.

We are using the data, together with other evidence and engagement with the research and innovation community, to help us identify what we need to do to increase equality, diversity and inclusion across the research and innovation system.

Read more on how UKRI is addressing under-representation and active participation based on our findings.

Contact us about diversity data

Email: equality@ukri.org

Last updated: 30 March 2021

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