All researchers in UK universities, research institutes, charities and companies are invited to respond
Higher education careers organisation Vitae has launched another survey looking at the impact of Covid-19 on researchers and the research base in the UK.
Commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and supported by public funder UK Research and Innovation and vice-chancellors’ group Universities UK, the survey will gather evidence around the implications of the pandemic on the activities of researchers and research groups.
All researchers employed in UK universities, research institutes, charities and companies are invited to respond to the survey, which will be open until 9 June. Vitae is particularly keen to hear from principal investigators and leaders of research groups.
“BEIS have commissioned this survey to gather evidence on the implications of Covid-19 restrictions on researchers and research activity,” Janet Metcalfe, Head of Vitae told Research Professional News. “They will use this to inform their development of potential policy interventions to protect the UK research base.”
In April, Vitae conducted a similar UKRI-funded survey looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health and well-being of doctoral candidates and early career researchers.