SMaRteN, the UK Research and Innovation funded student mental health research network, in partnership with Vitae, is conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on the working lives of doctoral researchers and research staff. They aim to provide insights to enable the sector to better support early career researchers.
The survey is live for two weeks from Thursday 16 April – Sunday 3 May. All doctoral students and early career researchers, usually resident in the UK or currently working or studying in the UK are welcome to participate in the online survey.
Following the closure of the survey, SMaRteN will release anonymised data, enabling researchers and interested stakeholders to engage with analysis. Universities, where the sample response size is large enough to ensure anonymity of respondents, may have access to their university’s data. Vitae will release a summary of findings, analysed by their team, for university policy makers and funders.