Resources for Researchers

Promoting DEI in Lab and Field  

From the conception of a research question, to the dissemination of research results, researchers at all levels make decisions that have an impact on who does and does not benefit from research. Resources here include evidence-based strategies, toolkits, codes of conduct, trainings and best practices for improving diversity and advancing equity and inclusion at all stages of research.  

Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research Labs

Ahmed, et al.

Bridging the Research Gap: A Toolkit on Inclusive Research and Development Practices

Katelyn C. Jones

Ten Simple Rules for Building an Anti-Racist Lab

Bala Chaudhary and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe 

Toward Best Practices in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Method Research: A Social Justice Perspective

Ruth Fassinger and Susan L. Morrow

Diversity and Equity in the Lab: Preparing Scientists and Engineers for Inclusive Teaching in Courses and Research Environments

Hunter, et al.
Upending Racism in Psychological Science: Strategies to Change How Our Science is Conducted, Reported, Reviewed & Disseminated

NiCole Buchanan, Marisol Perez, Mitch Prinstein, Idia Thurston

Example Lab DEI Statements and Codes of Conduct  
Gratton Entomology Lab University of Wisconsin
Carolina Affective Science Lab University of North Carolina
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (compact frameworks) University of Wisconsin
Culturally Competent Health and Wellness  
41 AAPI Addiction and Mental Health Resources Detox Local
42 Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Resources to Support Black College Students Live Another Day
Meetings and Mentoring  
The University as Mentor: Lessons Learned from UMBC Inclusiveness Initiatives Bass, et al.
Best Practice in Mentoring UO Graduate School
How to Identify Bias in Meetings Bias Interrupters
General Inclusivity & Accessibility   
Name pronunciation site Name Coach
Resources regarding personal pronouns My Pronouns
Accessibility and Usability for Online Reading Penn State

DEI Funding Opportunities & Grant Writing Resources

We are committed to supporting faculty, students and staff in identifying funding opportunities to support training and development for minoritized students and to engage in institutional research and programming to understand structural barriers and inequities in higher education and advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Please contact  Research Development Services for support in developing your proposal.

DEI Funding Opportunities Curated by Research Development Services
Resources for Developing Grants to Advance DEI Curated by Research Development Services
Resources for NIH Diversity Supplements Curated by Research Development Services
Resources for NSF REU Supplements Curated by Research Development Services

Data and Findings Communication  

A research endeavor that embraces equity and inclusion considers access to research data and research findings. The methods and means used for data collection, data sharing, analysis, retention and disposition; application of research results; and communication of research findings determine who benefits from the research and the knowledge it generates. These resources offer guidance for ensuring research practices advance inclusion and equity in research impact. 

Considerations for Returning Research Results to Culturally Diverse Participants and Families of Decedents

Nanibaa’ A. Garrison


3 Ways to Make Research More Accessible to the Public

Neda Afsarmanesh

Science Communication to the General Public: Why We Need to Teach Undergraduate and Graduate Students this Skill as Part of Their Formal Scientific Training

Sara E. Brownell, Jordan V. Price, and Lawrence Steinman

Communicating Research Findings Mark Rickinson
Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy Healthy Communication Capacity Collaborative
Style Guides  
Reporting Guides Native American Journalists Associate
NABJ Style Guide National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The Diversity Style Guide Rachele Kanigal (editor)

DEI Trainings

UO faculty, students and staff have access to a range of online trainings in diversity, equity and inclusion. DEI training promotes individual awareness and efficacy, helps create common ground among team members and contributes to the responsible and ethical conduct of research. These are just a few resources for finding free DEI resources for yourself, students, colleagues and/or team. The Division of Equity and Inclusion at UO also offers a robust central clearinghouse (available here) for resources and learning opportunities available to members of the UO community around diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. 

On-Demand/Online trainings  

LinkedIn Learning

Free to UO faculty, staff, and students

Diversity in Research Participation: Why It's Important (video)

University of California: San Francisco

Understanding Implicit Bias Workshop (recording)

UO Division of Equity and Inclusion

Scheduled Live Trainings and Events  
Featured UO Events  UO Division of Equity and Inclusion
Search Advocate Training UO Division of Equity and Inclusion
MyTrack Learning Library (login required) UO Human Resources 

Other Collections of DEI Resources 

Other institutions have compiled resources and research related to promoting and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion. Here are few sites that offer additional tools and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for improving research.

Achieving Diversity in Research

This collection, assembled by Nature and Scientific American, includes a wide range of articles relating to the challenges and barriers that are encountered by underrepresented groups in science. Often written from the first-person perspective of the scientist, the articles not only offer the reader an opportunity to contemplate the lived experiences of colleagues who may encounter the field in a different way, they also provide practical solutions for institutions and colleagues to support diversity in research both in regards to the scientists conducting it and the participants they recruit.

Nature and Scientific American

What Does Inclusion Mean in the World of Research?

Featured in and inspired by the SAGE sponsored webinar “What Does Inclusion Mean in the World of Research,” this website offers a list of resources for promoting inclusion in research - from supporting researchers of diverse backgrounds, to designing, implementing, funding, and publishing findings of research projects that are more inclusive of those who have been underrepresented, unheard, and underprivileged.  Resources here come from funding agencies, nonprofit organizations/associations, journals and publishers. This space also invites members of the research community to share information and ideas about what can we learn from each other to enable new changes that address existing shortcomings in research.

SAGE Publishing