Prior to the commencement of all SFI Panel meetings, scientific staff provide a briefing to all review panel members on the topic of unconscious bias, in recognition of the importance of potential bias during the deliberations and process of decision making. SFI requests panel members to be constructive, objective and respectful at all times.
The animation below has been published with kind permission of The Royal Society. It was adapted by Professor Uta Frith DBE FBA FMedSci FRS and it introduces the key concepts and current academic research around unconscious bias with the aim of alerting selection and appointment panel members to potential biases that can arise when making judgments or decisions.
Further information is provided in the accompanying briefing document.