Demand Diversity 2024: Driving change for inclusive research in clinical trials

— With a resolute mission to transform clinical research, Demand Diversity announces the re-launch of its influential platform demanddiversity.net. As a catalyst for substantial change in research, Demand Diversity is not just advocating for diversity; it is spearheading the movement toward equitable and inclusive clinical trials.
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Manchester, 20th May 2024 — With a resolute mission to transform clinical research, Demand Diversity announces the re-launch of its influential platform demanddiversity.net. As a catalyst for substantial change in research, Demand Diversity is not just advocating for diversity; it is spearheading the movement toward equitable and inclusive clinical trials.

“Our founding story is deeply personal and a stark reminder of the disparities that persist in healthcare,” said Ash Rishi, Founder of Demand Diversity. “In 2002, the tragic loss of my father due to misdiagnosed prostate cancer highlighted the critical gaps in our healthcare system, particularly affecting immigrants and minority populations. This experience propelled us to champion a cause that could prevent such failures in the future.”

In 2019, recognising the urgent need to understand and reform how clinical trials are perceived in underserved communities, Demand Diversity embarked on ground-breaking research within the UK. The events of 2020, including the global pandemic, the impactful death of George Floyd, and new FDA mandates, have only intensified the need for our mission.

Today, while awareness of diversity in clinical trials has grown, the pace of real, impactful change remains slow. Demand Diversity is committed to accelerating this change by fostering inclusive practices that ensure clinical research reflects and benefits all populations.

The re-launch of demanddiversity.net marks a pivotal step forward. This platform will serve as a hub for advocacy, education, and community engagement, offering resources for all stakeholders in the clinical research process to initiate meaningful changes toward diversity and inclusion.

“We are more than advocates; we are a community inspired by personal experiences and fuelled by a commitment to equity,” said Ash Rishi. Join us as we drive change for a more inclusive healthcare future.”

For more information on how to get involved or support Demand Diversity, please visit demanddiversity.net.

About Demand Diversity

Demand Diversity is a not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in clinical trials. By collaborating with biopharma, researchers, and legislators, the organisation strives to ensure that medical research reflects and serves the diverse needs of our global community.

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