Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) should be central considerations when planning and supporting any scientific community. Our resources on this topic include blog posts and tip sheets to help you to nurture more inclusive communities. By mid-2020 we also plan to add a series of resources about code of conduct creation and implementation.

DEI blog post series

In 2018, a group of the CEFP2017 Fellows comprised of Jennifer Davison, Josh Knackert, Marsha Lucas and Rosanna Volchok created a series of blog posts focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as scientific community managers.

DEI tip sheets

The DEI project team comprised of Kate Baker, Ellen Bechtol, Rayna Harris and Camille Santistevan from the CEFP2019 cohort created DEI tip sheets focused on four different areas in which scientific community managers can prioritize making their work more inclusive. The tip sheets are intended to provide starting points for further reflection and reading.

DEI tip sheet: Inclusive Marketing

by Kate Baker, Ellen Bechtol, Rayna Harris, Camille Santistevan

April 21, 2020

This DEI tip sheet helps community managers consider inclusive marketing strategies that ensure new content is representative of our communities, and builds trust within them and beyond.

DEI tip sheet: Member recruitment

by Kate Baker, Ellen Bechtol, Rayna Harris, Camille Santistevan

April 21, 2020

This DEI tip sheet helps community managers consider issues of unconscious bias, support structures, and creating diverse leadership committees as part of an inclusive member recruitment strategy.

DEI tip sheet: Childcare at scientific meetings

by Kate Baker, Ellen Bechtol, Rayna Harris, Camille Santistevan

April 21, 2020

This DEI tip sheet walks meeting organizers and community managers through considerations for providing childcare at scientific meetings with a set of reflection questions to show you C.A.R.E. (Childcare, Accommodations for families, Resources and Establishment of social networks)

DEI tip sheet: Decolonizing international research collaborations

by Kate Baker, Ellen Bechtol, Rayna Harris, Camille Santistevan

April 21, 2020

This DEI tip sheet encourages scientific community managers who support international research collaborations to consider ways in which they can help to decolonize the way research is carried out.

Community call

April 2020’s community call was led by Kate Baker, Rayna Harris and Camille Santistevan of the CEFP2019 DEI project team.

  • Read the blog post summary of the call here.
  • The recording of the call will be released here in due course.

Code of conduct resources

A code of conduct and accompanying ways of enforcing it and talking about your community’s core values are important for creating an inclusive, safe and welcoming community. CSCCE has a code of conduct working group which is creating resources to share on these topics. The first is our framework for creating core values (below). More to come later in 2020.

Creating core values statements

by Lou Woodley and Katie Pratt

June 26, 2020

The activity described in this worksheet is designed to help you to collaboratively identify and define, as a group, the core values that underpin your work together.