How has the Covid pandemic affected research across EARC?

25 May 2021

The Covid pandemic has impacted every part of our lives. We have had to adjust the way we live, the way we work, and the way we relax. Our expectations and understanding of society, security, health and humanity have all changed.

For many of those undertaking research across Eastern Arc, the pandemic has meant that their work has had to be altered, adapted, curtailed or postponed.

All three of the EARC universities – East Anglia (UEA), Essex and Kent –  surveyed their staff at different points during the past year. In our latest position paper, we summarise the collective findings from these surveys, and identify the three primary reasons why the work of academics and researchers has been affected, recognising and appreciating both their efforts and the flexibility of external funders and stakeholders in mitigating the severity of the impact on their work.

To read our summary, click here

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