Research project delays: research institutions working on solutions

8 April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has stopped a lot of research in its tracks. Researchers no longer have access to labs or collections, are unable to collect data or work in hospitals. This has a major impact on Dutch research and poses major challenges for researchers. Particular attention is being paid to the consequences for researchers with temporary contracts. VSNU, NFU, NWO and ZonMw are working together with the Promovendi Netwerk Nederland and PostdocNL on solutions for the challenges faced by these (young) researchers.

The starting points are that health is more important than research, that research should reasonably be given the opportunity to be completed and that tailor-made solutions will be needed to do justice to the diversity of problems.

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Source: NWO