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Review of impact of Covid-19 on doctoral students and early career researchers in the UK

SMaRteN, in partnership with Vitae, is conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on the working lives of doctoral researchers and research staff. Our aim is to provide insights to enable the sector to better support early career researchers.

The survey will be live for two weeks from Thursday 16th April – Sunday 3rd May. All doctoral students and early career researchers, usually resident in the UK or currently working / studying in the UK are welcome to participate. 
You can participate on the SMaRteN website. 


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 the anonymity of respondents may have access to their universities data. Vitae will release a summary of findings, analysed by their team, for university policy-makers and funders.

To participate visit the SMaRteN website. 



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