Researching in Troubled Times: A Community Exchange About Impacts of COVID-19

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:30am to 5:30am
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The current pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of normal life across the globe. Researchers at Berkeley also face particular challenges: funding losses and interruptions; lack of access to lab spaces and equipment; loss of data and specimens; and for those working with community partners and underrepresented populations, new vulnerabilities and inequities. Graduate and post-doctoral students also face a tough job market, and early career researchers are disproportionately affected in terms of tenure, promotion, and grant prospects. At the same time, some Berkeley researchers have emerged as leaders and innovators in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, and shifting priorities, new collaborations, and new funding streams are creating other opportunities.