EDI Resources

We have compiled an inventory of EDI resources that may be helpful for researchers. This inventory will be updated regularly. If you know of additional helpful EDI resources that are not listed here, please contact VPRI@smh.ca.

Unconscious Bias (or implicit bias) refers to the influence of prejudice or unsupported assumptions against social groups such as women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and/ or members of LGBTQ2+ communities. Patterns of bias contribute to discrimination and underrepresentation in particular fields, or in particular stages of careers. Bias can have an impact on hiring committees or research teams, and can contribute to healthcare disparities.

The following list summarizes some of the federal government’s most common resources to guide both early career and established scientists with applying EDI considerations when developing their research programs and writing grant applications.

The following resources provide EDI guidelines and best practices for peer reviewers.

These are examples of resources for researchers working in partnerships with Indigenous communities or applying Indigenous concepts in their research programs.

To produce robust and useful findings, it is critical to integrate considerations of sex and gender in health research studies. Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical process used to assess how diverse groups of women, men and non-binary people may experience policies, programs and initiatives. The “plus” in GBA+ acknowledges that GBA goes beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences.