EMBL’s primary mission is to promote excellence in basic life science research. To achieve this goal, EMBL depends on hiring and training outstanding research, service, and administrative personnel. Ensuring equality and diversity balance among EMBL personnel and fostering awareness and skills relevant to its promotion contributes to research excellence, and ensures that EMBL serves as a model for research organisations across Europe. EMBL is committed to creating and maintaining a culture in which diversity and equality are valued and promoted.

EMBL Equality and Diversity Committee - The EDC promotes a culture of equality and diversity at EMBL through awareness raising, discussion, policy and strategy development.

Leadership and Excellence for Aspiring Postdocs - LEAP mentorship programe is part of EMBL's larger goal to advance the leadership role of women in science.