Invitation to participate in a Research Australia survey – The IMPACT of COVID-19 on research  

As a member of Research Australia, the HSRAANZ has received the following invitation to participate in a survey that they are conducting.  We encourage you to complete this survey and in particular to highlight and emphasise the impact on health services research and lack of COVID-19 strategic funding for health services research.

Invitation to participate in our survey – The IMPACT of COVID-19 on research  

Research Australia is working with its members across the pipeline to compile a comprehensive report for Australian governments to fully understand:

1.     the contribution the health and medical research innovation sector is making to the response to COVID-19 and 

2.     the impact COVID-19 is having on the sector

We now ask for your input to the second focus area. We have designed a brief survey to gain insight into the impact of the pandemic from the viewpoint of researchers and innovators across the whole sector.

Please complete the survey today and forward it to others in your networks - it will only take 10 to 15 minutes.

We believe it is vital governments fully understand the different effects COVID-19 is having right across our sector and this is your opportunity to contribute.  We need them to know about the impact COVID-19 is having on you, your research, and your teams. At the moment this impact has no visibility- you can help fix this.

The survey is available  here.   

About the survey  

The survey questions have been developed by Research Australia in partnership with Deakin University. Non-identifiable data will be transferred to Deakin University for analyses, report writing and publication of findings as aggregated data in peer-review publications. Submission of the survey implies consent. If you have any complaints about any aspect of the project, the way it is being conducted or any questions about your rights as a research participant, then you may contact The Human Research Ethics Office, Deakin University, Telephone: 9251 7129, research-ethics@deakin.edu.au Please quote project number [HEAG-H 71_2020].

For further information on this study please see follow this link. https://researchaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/HMR-sector-COVID-19-survey_PLS.pdf

Best Wishes

The Research Australia Team