Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

how to foster gender and other diversity traits in research

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

Diverse teams are more innovative because differences in age, gender, education, and culture bring varied perspectives and insights. Simultaneously, unconscious stereotypes and biases can shape who has access to resources and opportunities. Diversity in research topics refers to the requirement to carefully consider if and how potentially relevant variables are reflected and considered in the research process and publications. 

Use this tool to promote gender equality and diversity in research topics and collaborations.

Meet Phoenix

Phoenix is a PhD student studying the effects of biological sex on dementia. Now, Phoenix and the research team has reviewed a recent study on the limiting effects of dualistic gender approaches in dementia research. This puts Phoenix in a dilemma about the research design of the PhD.

Watch the video – could this be a possible future dilemma for you as well?

The EDI Quiz

In all research projects it is essential to support the integration of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion as guiding principles for collaboration. In this quiz, we invite you to reflect on how this can be accomplished within your project.

Go to the dedicated EDI toolkit here:

Further capacity development and the EBRAINS community space

Here you can find links to relevant teaching modules – our Capacity Development Modules – on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and to the EBRAINS Community Space, where you can network with other brain researchers.

OR go directly to Publications on the top of this page to find academic articles publications on Ethics & Society


Thank you to Karin Grasenick for your contributions to the text, video-script and quiz on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

The colibri logo for the EDI tool page was created by Wolfgang Steinbauer.