The Society is committed to following best practice in being inclusive of diversity within our activities – this includes diversity of:
- gender, gender identity and sexual orientation
- employment context (allowing equal opportunities for those employed at universities, CRIs, independent research associations and business organisations, and those doing voluntary work)
- accessibility (ensuring access to people with disabilities).
In May 2016, and on behalf of the New Zealand Research Community, the Society hosted a workshop to discuss what activities should be undertaken to improve diversity and equity in New Zealand’s research community.
At this workshop, the research organisations present agreed to form a national working group with representatives of research organisations and the Society, which will report back by May 2017 on what actions are recommended to address the significant inequities in the New Zealand research community.