On behalf of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations’ (IFBA) Board of Directors, we are kindly requesting our IFBA Member Biosafety Associations to gather data on the trends and challenges in meeting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), including age and gender. The survey has been developed by the IFBA’s Equity-Focused Coordinating Committee (ECC) and can be accessed at the following link ECC Survey. The survey is anonymous and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Data from this survey will enable the ECC to recommend priority DEI initiatives and policies for our global biosafety community.

In order to provide context and identify any selection bias across responses, IFBA’s Member Biosafety Associations are also requested to provide the IFBA’s Program Officer, Stephanie Norlock, s.norlock@internationalbiosafety.org  with any existing demographic data on the makeup of your membership (e.g., total number of members, gender, age, type of organization, and professional role). Any questions you may have regarding the survey can also be sent to Stephanie at the above email address. Further information on the ECC can be found here: https://internationalbiosafety.org/program-activities/ifba-equity-focused-coordinating-committee/

The deadline for completion of the survey is April 2, 2021. We thank you in advance for your assistance with this important initiative.