EDI study - Invitation for interviews

EDI study - Deadline 31 March 2022

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ would like to invite you to volunteer for an interview as part of our study which aims to ensure the integration of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the energy storage community while identifying current failures and successes and developing pathways for improvement through measurable goals.

Before you participate, we need to make sure you know what our research is about and that you consent to take part.

Planned phases: This study is divided into three phases. The first stage, involved capturing your EDI experiences within the storage energy sector. We are now at the second stage, during which we would like to delve deeper into those experiences by interviewing a number of those who will volunteer to take part. The third stage of this study is the development and delivery of capacity building activities identified through the previous two stages. We will assess any changes in your lived experiences through a final survey and interviews with volunteers.

Anticipated outcomes: This study will contribute to a better understanding of EDI within the energy storage sector. The aggregated findings will be used for academic and professional publications and be shared with the participants and the whole energy storage community.
The interview should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time and for whatever reason until the day (specific date) when we will start the transcription of the interviews.

Ethics: Your participation is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time and for whatever reason (specific date) when we will start analysing the data collected. All data collected will be anonymised and your responses will be kept confidential. By no means will any publications out of this study identify a single individual or a particular setting. The data collected will be stored in secure University of Birmingham drives and individual documents are password protected. The anonymised, non-personal data is stored for a minimum of 10 years, to allow us to identify trends, undertake further processing of historical data if needed and report them in research studies. No personal data will be shared with any third party. All information will be held safely and in compliance with GDPR. By completing this survey, you agree to the data you provide being processed as described above.

If you would like to volunteer for an interview, please email [email protected].

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