Implicit Bias Resources
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Unconscious Bias Course
NRNM provides researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with the evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture. The NRMN Unconscious Bias Course will help you address your personal unconscious bias, teach you about microaggressions, provide a solutions toolkit, develop your self-awareness, and discuss bias and disparities in medicine and health care. A certificate is awarded upon completion of these modules. The course may be completed all at once or each module may be taken separately. There is no set completion window, but all five modules must be completed to receive credit for the course. Each module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity: Implicit Bias Module Series
Stanford University: VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab See Bias | Block Bias Tools
The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers and developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminates research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice. The lab has a collection of See Bias | Block Bias Tools that include diagnosing bias, assessing performance and potential, block bias, the redesigning, redefining work videobook, and several related video resources.
Hollaback! Eight Tools to Mitigate Implicit Bias Workshop
Everyone holds implicit biases. That doesn’t make us “bad people,” it just means that we have work to do. This one-hour, interactive training offered by Hollaback! will teach you how to understand and begin to undo your own implicit biases. We’ll start by learning the brain science behind implicit bias and how the part of the brain that used to protect us now holds us back. Through polls, brief thought experiments, and journaling, we’ll reflect on how implicit bias can show up in our actions and the impacts those biases can have on ourselves and our teams. Then we’ll roll our sleeves up and get to work, practicing eight concrete ways that you can begin to mitigate bias in your own life. You’ll leave more confident in your ability to see and mitigate bias.
- How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias, Valerie Alexander at TEDxPasadena
- We all have implicit biases. So what can we do about it?, Dushaw Hockett at TEDxMidAtlanticSalon
Government of Canada and the Canada Research Chairs Program – Unconscious Bias Training
There is overwhelming scientific evidence that unconscious bias may influence peer review and the evaluation and selection of candidates from graduate admissions through faculty hiring. This online unconscious bias training module, provided by the Government of Canada, explains what unconscious bias is, outlines how it can affect the peer review process, and suggests ways to mitigate the influence of unconscious bias. Though focused on peer review, this online module includes content that is transferable to other areas of academia including graduate admissions, postdoc selection, and faculty hiring.
UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Implicit Bias Video Series
This publicly accessible video series begins with an introductory video that describes how biases and heuristics can influence our decision-making and behavior without us even knowing it. It is then followed by six short video lessons on the following topics:
- Lesson 1: Schemas (mental short-cuts that help us navigate the world around us)
- Lesson 2: Attitudes and Stereotypes
- Lesson 3: Real World Consequences
- Lesson 4: Explicit vs. Implicit Bias
- Lesson 5: The IAT (Implicit Association Test – learn more about the IAT at Project Implicit)
- Lesson 6: Countermeasures