The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has commissioned Vitae, supported by UKRI and Universities UK, to gather evidence to understand the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activities of researchers and research groups. This evidence will inform BEIS’s consideration and design of potential interventions to help protect researchers, research institutions and facilities, and in the longer term reinforce the research base and sustain research and innovation activity in the UK.
All researchers employed in UK universities, research institutes, charities and companies are invited to respond to the survey. They are particularly interested in hearing from principal investigators and leaders of research groups.
The survey will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete depending on which sections are appropriate to you. All questions are optional except those required to route you to questions that are pertinent to your experience and circumstances.
The survey will be open until Tuesday 9 June.
A short report will be published to share the findings and key themes. Responses will be aggregated before any reporting (no reporting will be done at individual or institutional level).