The new coronavirus outbreak, which led to the global pandemic, has an impact on researchers and the progression of their work. Due to lockdowns, many researchers lost full access to their research institutions or had to stay at home for family care. Various organisations representing young researchers in Europe, are currently working towards understanding the extent of the short and long term impact on their careers.
In particular, The Young Academy of Europe would like to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the research and careers of young researchers. The information provided in the survey will also help us to evaluate any potential differences between the impact of the pandemic on researchers at various career stages.
The Marie Curie Alumni Association has also launched a survey, but in this case, aiming at collecting information on how the coronavirus outbreak situation is impacting current MSCA fellows and whether the solutions offered by the EC to ease the impact on their projects are insufficient.
If you are a researcher and you want to contribute to our collective effort, we kindly ask you to participate in these surveys. Filling them out should take no longer than 10-15 minutes and your answers will remain completely anonymous.
The surveys can be found under these links:
Written by Edyta Cios (Young Academy of Europe) and Fernanda Bajanca (MCAA)