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EViR Meeting – Funders’ responses to COVID-19

Aim of the meeting: Discuss the opportunities and challenges of the funders and the wider sector’s response to COVID-19, with a focus on the EViR guiding principles.



  1. Immediate responses (both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related):
    • What funders are doing;
    • Current and future initiatives;
    • Ongoing work.
  2. Current issues:
    • How to restart after COVID-19;
    • How are we prioritising COVID-19 research;
    • How to repurpose existing projects;
    • How to collaborate;
    • How to maintain the fragile (fixed-term ECRs etc.) research communities etc. through costed/uncosted extensions;
    • Prevent duplication.
  3. Preparing for the longer term (both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related):
    • What new initiatives are successful and might be carried out post-COVID?
    • What are the risks and threats of newly implemented practices?
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