Page 1: DecarboN8 EDI Monitoring: Introduction

DecarboN8 EPSRC Network Plus Seedcorn Funding

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring

Who should complete this?

The lead applicant should complete this survey with their own details.

In some cases the lead applicant is not the PI, because they are a non-tenured early career researcher (ECR), and the PI is their mentor. In this case, the lead applicant (i.e. the ECR) should be the one to complete this survey about themselves. 

The lead applicant should complete this survey in private in order to ensure confidentiality. 

Why these characteristics?

Our funder currently gathers data on four protected characteristics:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity

We are collecting data on these characteristics in order to contextualise our progress against UKRI as a national benchmark.

We have also included questions to monitor these additional characteristics, with view to fostering greater equality, diversity and inclusion:

  • Caring responsibilities
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion or belief
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marital status

The aim of collecting this data is to help drive a strategic approach to maximising the diversity and inclusivity of the DecarboN8 Research Network. 

How will this data be used? (GDPR)

DecarboN8 is committed to increasing equality, diversity and inclusion. Providing this data will help us to pursue that goal in a strategic way. Providing this data is optional.

This form is hosted on Jisc Online Surveys. By submitting it, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to Jisc Online Surveys for processing by the DecarboN8 Network Administration Assistant at the University of Leeds. All information will be held safely and in compliance with GDPR and the Equality Act 2010. 

The information you provide will be strictly confidential. Individuals will not be identified; data will only be analysed and reported at aggregated levels and individual data will not be made available to anyone involved in the selection process. Only the DecarboN8 Network Administration Assistant will have access to the individual level data. 

In order to delete your data we will need your randomly generated receipt number, so please make a note of this, even if you choose not to include it in your application form. You can ask us to delete your data at any time by emailing your receipt number to DecarboN8@leeds.ac.uk

The process for how this data will be used is as follows:

1. Application Stage: During the call period, the DecarboN8 Network Administration Assistant will monitor this data and use it to make strategic decisions about where to advertise the call, in order to encourage underrepresented groups to apply. 

2. Award Stage: After the awards have been accepted by successful applicants, the DecarboN8 Network Administration Assistant will use the receipt number (where provided) to produce an aggregated report of the diversity of the pool of award holders. This report will be shared with the DecarboN8 Management Group and Advisory Board, and our funder (EPSRC). Individual level data will not be included in this report.  

The overall aim of collecting this data is to help drive a strategic approach to maximising the diversity and inclusivity of the DecarboN8 Research Network.