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Genome Center DEI Task Force Report 1

The Genome Center’s DEI Task Force held its first meeting on October 20, 2021, and has since met nine times. The Genome Center’s DEI Task Force aims to monitor and improve the climate at the Genome Center, promote a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community, and diminish the barriers to equity in the center. The task force will promote historically under-represented populations.

The DEI Task Force has accomplished one main task: created and released a questionnaire to gauge the current diversity of members and overall climate at the Genome Center.

Data from the climate questionnaire will be used to:

  • Inform as to what remedial actions are needed;
  • Guide future educational workshops;
  • Enhance the feeling of community among all members of the center;
  • Increase the feeling of support among Genome Center members.

In the coming quarter, the task force will analyze the data from the survey, share this information with Genome Center members, and plan strategies for improvement.

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