Continuing to support our current researchers
We remain committed to supporting our current researchers through this difficult and unprecedented time. We understand that the current situation will cause delays to some milestones, and will continue to be flexible and understanding.
If and when it becomes necessary to put a research project into abeyance, we will work with others to establish how salaries can be supported to the greatest extent possible. When normal access to labs resumes, we will offer extensions where they are needed to make up time lost to COVID-19.
Our lines of communication remain open and we will make any decisions necessary on a project-by-project basis.
We are also committed to the welfare of our funded researchers and have encouraged them to contact us with any questions, concerns, or should circumstances change during this period. We do not recommend that scientists funded by us travel to their laboratories during this period. However, we recognise that this is a conversation and decision between the scientist and their university (their employer). If a scientist does travel and enter a lab during this time, we hope that the university has thought about and mitigated all risks to the safety and welfare of the scientist and others, including the general public.