EDI In Research Resource Library

UBC aims to support researchers to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the research lifecycle and ecosystem. 

The following resources are non-exhaustive and are provided as a starting point for building EDI in research at UBC. Further research and reflection may be required and are strongly encouraged in the pursuit of research excellence that upholds equity, diversity and inclusion.





Introduction: Making Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Matter in Research

Learn how EDI can be incorporated into your research through this video primer, narrated by Dr. Rachael Sullivan, Equity Facilitator, UBC Equity & Inclusion Office. 

Summary: EDI in Research – A Framework

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resources for EDI in Research


Neurodiversity: How to make your lab more inclusive (part 2)
Author/Organization: Elizabeth Stivison
Journal or Publisher: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Keywords: Accessibility, inclusivity, neurodivergence, ADD/ADHD, depression, autism
Category: EDI in Research Practice
Inclusion by design: Embedding inclusive teaching practice into design and preparation of laboratory classes
Author/Organization: Ellen Hackl, laIrina Ermolina
Journal or Publisher: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Keywords: STEM, labs, inclusion, accessibility, neurodivergence, disability, dyslexia, colour blindness, ADD/ADHD
Category: EDI in Research Design
Facilitating non-tokenistic user involvement in research
Author/Organization: Grace Inga Romsland, Kate Louise Milosavljevic & Tone Alm Andreassen
Journal or Publisher: Research Involvement and Engagement
Keywords: tokenization, inclusion, equity, research process, research team, diversity, research participants
Category: EDI in Research Design
Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research Labs
Author/Organization: Afra Saeed Ahmad, Isaac Sabat, Rachel Trump-Steele, Eden King
Journal or Publisher: Frontiers in Psychology
Keywords: diversity, inclusion, undergraduate students, research assistants, mentorship
Category: Principles of EDI in Research
Further Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Medical Education Research
Author/Organization: Alicia Fernandez
Journal or Publisher: Academic Medicine
Keywords: EDI, medicine, medical education research
Category: EDI in Research Design