Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) values the diversity of our staff and students and is aims to create a positive research culture within a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and supported to achieve their best. To do this we have set a series of objectives. We will:

  • Provide an agile working environment that supports excellent scientific research and in which everyone can flourish.
  • Commit to ensuring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) from the point of recruitment and throughout employment/ study.
  • Provide excellent training and career development opportunities and invest in the development of staff and students.
  • Provide a research environment that attracts and retains the best researchers.
  • Develop flexible working practices to support individuals’ work life balance and well-being.

Our Dignity at Work Policy raises awareness amongst staff of the unacceptable behaviours that may constitute harassment and bullying and provides a framework in which harassment and bullying complaints can be resolved.

QIB holds a Bronze Athena Swan Award which sets out its plans and targets for Gender Equality. QIB’s Athena Swan application was endorsed and supported by the Director of QIB, and its action plan sets out clear goals, detailed actions against which progress can be measured.

As a prerequisite of eligibility under the new Horizon Europe programme applicants are required to have a published Gender Equality Plan (GEP) that addresses certain mandatory fields.