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Covid has led to reduced capacity to do research

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Researchers report decrease in working hours amid increase in teaching and caring responsibilities

Covid-19 has resulted in an overall drop in time spent doing research, according to a survey of more than 8,000 researchers at universities and institutes in the UK.

Some 40 per cent of researchers reported a decrease in their working hours since the lockdown, with early-career researchers most likely to report the decrease.

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