BEIS Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Researchers

BEIS Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Researchers

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), supported by UKRI and Universities UK, has launched a survey to understand the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activities of researchers and research groups.

CRAC/Vitae is running the survey, which will gather evidence in order to assess the current and expected impact of COVID-19 on research activity and the research community to inform its consideration and design of potential interventions that Government and others could make to help protect UK researchers, research institutions and facilities, and in the longer term reinforce the research base and sustain research and innovation activity in the UK.

The survey also seeks perceptions of the implications for researchers and research groups if social distancing in the workplace is required in the months ahead. Following the end of the survey period, a short report will be published to share the findings and key themes.

All researchers employed in UK universities, research institutes, charities and companies are invited to respond to the survey. Input from principal investigators and leaders of research groups is particularly welcome.

The survey is open until 9 June 2020.

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