Royal Society of Biology COVID-19 Impact Survey

We want to know how people working in bioscience have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic - to help inform how we support the research community now and in the period afterwards. 

You may have received other surveys from your institution or learned societies in your specialism. We hope you can find a few minutes to answer these questions too, to help provide us with a view from across the whole of the biosciences.

No personal or identifying information will be taken or linked to your answers.

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* 1. Do you work in the UK?

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* 2. In what setting do you work? 

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* 3. In what broad area of the life sciences do you work? 

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* 4. Have you switched the focus of your work to COVID-19?

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* 5. Have you sought new funding or support for COVID-19 related projects?

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* 6. How easy has it been to apply for funding or make your skills/capacity available where it is needed?

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* 7. Have you had to abandon or suspend experiments or field work due to the COVID-19 crisis?

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* 8. Will you be able to resume your work when lockdown and/or home working measures are lifted?

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* 9. What are your primary concerns about returning to work?

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* 10. How else has the COVID-19 crisis affected your work?

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* 11. How is your work funded? (tick all that apply)

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* 12. What is your research role?

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* 13. Are you a member of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)?

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* 14. Have you found the RSB’s work and resources on COVID-19 useful?

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* 15. How do you think the UK bioscience sector has responded to the crisis?

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* 16. If you wish, please tell us about your experience of the research sector’s response to the crisis. 

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* 17. What can the RSB do to support you or the bioscience community at this time? Your answer will help us to prioritise future work.

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* 18. I consent for the RSB to use data submitted through this form in accordance with the RSB privacy policy www.rsb.org.uk/privacy-policy

Thank you for your help. If you would like to tell us about your experiences in more detail than this survey allows here, contact policy@rsb.org.uk

If you are interested in joining the Royal Society of Biology, or would like to add your expertise and interests to our database, please visit the mySociety portal.

No personal information will be linked to your survey answers. 

You can find more resources and information on COVID-19 on the RSB website


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