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08.12.21 - 09.12.21

The EDIS Symposium 2021 from Wellcome taking place online

The EDIS Symposium 2021 is bringing together diverse voices within the science and health research sector. It is an opportunity to share progress of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work by EDIS members and the wider community and highlight future changes. The agenda and sessions will link the research system together through application of EDI concepts to research design, careers, and culture.

This year's event is set within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic which has re-highlighted and amplified awareness of inequalities in the sector. It provides an opportunity to redesign our approach to science and health research. The EDIS symposium 2021 aims to use this momentum to focus on activities and actions that organisations can put in place to make change happen. Reflexive research practice, roving researcher schemes and new EDI strategies and policies are some of the activities that will be discussed.

Further details and a full agenda can be found on the Wellcome event page.

Who is this event for?

Collaboration across the sector is key to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, this virtual event is aimed at anyone working in science and health research and innovation at all career stages including researchers, funders, policy makers, administrators, support staff and more. There will be talks, discussions and panel sessions with a focus on action and opportunities for attendees to ask questions.


This event aims to be as inclusive as possible and will follow the EDIS safer space policy. There will be BSL interpreters, live captioning, and will send out a transcript of the event. All presentations will be set within EDIS' inclusive guidelines so that font, graphics, and data visualisation are accessible.

Cost and booking

The symposium is free to attend. Advance registration is essential through the Wellcome event page. If you are unavailable to watch the event live, but still want to access the online recording afterwards, you can still register and will receive recording links using the details you provide. 


If you have any further requirements or just want to check anything, please email Lauren (pronouns she/her) at