The CTSC realizes that simply recommending prioritization of diversity, equity, and inclusion has not been effective historically. Laws that are binding and enforced provide the amplification of the importance of diversity in clinical and translational science while policies provide guidance on effective ways to advance the actual and perceived intent of those laws. Some of these laws and policies are listed below for review and consideration as you think about how you will ensure that your research program aligns with and upholds principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to help eliminate health disparities and advance health equity.
- NIH Revitalization Act of 1993
- Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act
- DIVERSE Trials Act
- Diversity Plans to Improve Enrollment of Participants from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Populations in Clinical Trials – Draft Guidance for Industry