Equity by Design in Clinical Research: The EbD Metrics Framework

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Clinical Research


Developed on: June 2022

Developed by: IRB taskforce on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The EbD Metrics Framework is designed to provide a straightforward and engaging overview of DEI in clinical research, to prompt reflection for harmonized organizational DEI efforts, and to orient users toward potential entry and follow-up strategies. The framework is organized around seven key themes (see image). Quantitative and qualitative measures are proposed for each theme, which can be disaggregated into detailed measures and tailored by users. The level of detail explored will depend on the user’s purpose.

The EbD Metrics Framework

Operational Approach Template (Editable PDF)