Diversity and inclusion

Research that considers diversity and inclusion produces results that are more widely applicable, particularly to people who cannot take good health for granted. This page offers researchers inspiration and tools to enable them to take account of the differences between people, ensuring that their work is diverse and inclusive.

Taking account of the differences between people

Everyone is a certain age, or has a certain level of education, socioeconomic status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and physical and mental state. If this diversity is not taken into consideration in research, people pay the price in terms of their health. We hope to reduce inequalities by encouraging a focus on diversity in research. Watch the video below to discover how the teams that assess grant applications consider diversity.

Differences between men and women

Men and women are different, from the cells in our bodies, to the roles we are expected to play in society. These differences also affect our risk of illness. How can you best take account of the differences between people? We can provide tips and tools, such as an e-book for writing grant applications and an e-book for reviewer grant applications.


Experiential experts are all different. Involving a diverse group of experiential experts in research enhances the quality of the work. We offer tips and tools. Contact us for more information.



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Diversity and Inclusion

Robert Jabroer
participatie [at] zonmw.nl