Prepared by: Nikki Ow, Maryam Mozafarinia, Dr. Kedar K. V. Mate, Mehmet Inceer, Amanda Austin-Keiller, with guidance from Dr. Nancy E. Mayo

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected all aspects of our everyday lives, including our research activities. Some projects have been thrown into uncertainty, some others are facing unprecedented breaks in their data collection, and there are questions and concerns about how long funding sources would stay available. Given these uncertainties, a group of student members in the New Investigators SIG created a survey to understand the COVID-19 experience of SIG members and its impact on research activities. This was an informal survey designed to gather data on work productivity during the pandemic, in hope of starting discussions about work-related quality of life during and after the pandemic. This survey was circulated on ISOQOL teamwork from 18th April 2020 to 4th May 2020. There was a total of 83 respondents, an estimated <15% of the membership.

Full survey results are available to ISOQOL members in the Downloads section on the Members Only page. Please note that the results will not be disseminated outside of ISOQOL membership. Please do not distribute the results to others.

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