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Study maps the impact of Covid on Dutch science


Collaboration boomed and funding was slicker, but quality dropped and junior researchers were left behind

Dutch science switched into overdrive during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it also became more unequal, a report has found.

The report by the Dutch royal academy, KNAW—entitled The Pandemic Academic—found that research projects across the Netherlands were started “at lightning speed” to combat the emerging virus, and that research results were shared more widely than ever. However, work unconnected to the coronavirus pandemic was cut short or delayed, and many young researchers were left out of the process.

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