Earlier this summer, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published data on diversity characteristics for the last 5 years, harmonised over its seven research councils. Quoting from UKRI:

The dataset contains data on four protected characteristics (sex, age, ethnicity, disability) for:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator grant applicants and awardees
  • Fellowship applicants and awardees
  • PhD studentship starts
For the first time, UKRI is also publishing data on award values for the different groups. In addition, it has set out to enhance its data capabilities in the future by collecting data on additional characteristics as well as through advanced forms of data analysis to better understand trends, while continuously using insights from data analysis to drive our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policy development.

Access the data and data narrative report here.

UKRI harmonised diversity data