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COVID-19 Impact on Funded Research

HSC R&D Division is aware that the ongoing situation regarding coronavirus is significantly impacting on the research community, and that the nature and extent of these impacts will evolve over the coming weeks and months.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of people – researchers, research participants, and those who support them, including our own teams.

For projects funded by HSC R&D Division, we will continue to work to understand the full impact, and to ensure the appropriate support or advice is in place. Therefore due consideration will be given (on a case by case basis) to the following:

  • Budget reallocations or exceptional charges to Awards arising from travel/other restrictions
  • No-cost extensions
  • Restructuring of project deliverables and timelines
  • Costs associated with staff called away to work on the Coronvirus response (e.g. carrying out clinical duties)


Please also see guidance issued by NIHR,  in collaboration with the Devolved Nations>