This guidance is a companion piece to UKCDR’s main guidance on safeguarding in international development. The purpose of this additional ‘companion piece’ is to underline the importance of safeguarding in research in the context of COVID-19, highlight specific issues to consider during the current crisis and signpost additional useful resources.


The core values and ethical principles that underpin safeguarding, research integrity and equitable partnerships should continue to drive our approach to research during the pandemic