Funding and undertaking research during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic


The report content:

  • Seven principles to help align research funders towards a coordinated effort for supporting high-quality research particularly important in times of epidemics and pandemics (‘the Funders Principles’)
  • Examples of effective and innovative research funding and research practice in line with the principles have taken place during the COVID-19 pandemic to date.
  • Lessons learned for funding and undertaking research during the first year of COVID-19, drawing from the UKCDR & GloPID-R COVID-19 Project Tracker and insights from funders and researchers
  • Recommendations for action by funders to improve the implementation of the Funders Principles both for the ongoing pandemic and for future epidemics and pandemics
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