The current COVID-19 outbreak is also affecting IMPRINT research grants and projects, which are funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is actively looking for additional funds from Treasury and BEIS to support researchers during these unsecure times and has issued a statement on the impact of COVID-19 on UKRI-supported research that can be found here.
In the interim, all IMPRINT members who receive funding from our network should document the full extent of the COVID-19 outbreak on their work, in terms of delays or additional costs. UKRI is not expecting requests for any additional funding or no-cost extensions until the full extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the rearch projects is known, as the situation is still too uncertain to predict the extent of the disruption.
The IMPRINT network has developed a survey for monitoring how immunisation efforts for pregnant women, newborns and infants are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.