Case Study

NIHR BioResource Communications Campaign
Spreading awareness and recruiting volunteers for the NIHR BioResource


Egality managed and facilitated a collaborative campaign with eight community organisations and the NIHR BioResource. The objective of this partnership was to increase the number of volunteers from African, Caribbean, and South Asian communities to the BioResource by spreading awareness about their work, engaging people from the community, and demonstrating the benefits of taking part in health research.

Through the campaign, we developed several engaging communications such as short films, talking heads-style videos, posters, social media cards, and more. We leveraged the power of a wide range of channels, both online and offline, such as social media platforms, e-newsletters, community meetings, festivals, etc. to deliver our content.

Watch our campaign launch video below featuring our inspiring community partners!

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  • Insights from under-served, diverse communities about their priorities and barriers to participating in health research 
  • Improved recruitment of volunteers from under-represented communities for the NIHR BioResource 
  • Delivered a range of content weekly over 4 months, incl. social media cards, WhatsApp messaging, videos, short films, polls, etc.
  • Co-developed 10+ videos in 7 languages to share information in an effective, engaging, and accessible format
  • Leveraged innovative modes of engagement such as social media polls, local radio advertisements, radio interviews, and collaborations with health influencers and health experts to deliver campaign content
  • BioResource ‘Sign Up’ page visits: 1,000 (and counting!)

“I donated to NIHR BioResource because I didn’t feel that I was represented well in health research. The experience was smooth, simple, and really clear. It felt really safe! It makes me feel quite proud that I can help people that are exactly like me.”

Sukhjeen Kaur

CEO/Founder, Chronically Brown

Introducing our community organisation partners

NIHR BioResource and eight community organisations have partnered to deliver an effective communications campaign that will tackle the under-representation of diverse ethnic communities in health research.

“Egality have facilitated two honest, open, thought- provoking, and overall, incredibly valuable workshop sessions with engaged and committed representatives from the Black and South Asian community in their network.”
Edmond Wood
Communications Manager, NIHR BioResource

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