Academy of Social Sciences and ESRC announce new partnership on equality, diversity and inclusion

The Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have identified Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as a priority area and this partnership demonstrates the importance of working closely with our social science communities at the disciplinary level. By working together with the AcSS member social science societies, we can share resources, learning and maximise the potential to effect real and positive change.

The AcSS and the member social science societies play an important role in developing the pipeline of researchers, supporting and championing EDI within their disciplines, and helping to engage the broader community. A working group of 14 Academy member societies and representatives from the ESRC will work to identify and address gaps in the data. For example, in relation to understanding the pipeline and on socio-economic background, share best practice and implement positive interventions.

For further information about this partnership please contact Dr Sarah Jones, Head of Administration at the Academy of Social Sciences

You can read and download a selection of recent reports our member social science societies have begun to publish on EDI.