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  • Writer's pictureChristine Smith

Increasing Public Diversity on National NIHR Funding Panels

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) knows that there is a lack of diversity in its public contributors (PCs) within its national funding panels.  This review wanted to see if the existing regional NIHR Infrastructure programmes might be a way to support an increase in the diversity of the public members on national funding committees.

The review found that although it may be possible to encourage people in existing regional networks to join national panels, the NIHR needs to think more widely about how it works with underserved communities.  Stable, long-term investment in regional public engagement teams is needed to build relationships with these communities.

Read the full report here: 

_Increasing Diversity on National Funding Committees_ A Scoping Review 2022
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