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As the Covid-19 situation worsens you may feel concerned about doing your research. Here are some resources about carrying out research during a pandemic, which we hope are useful to you.


Doing Arts Research in a Pandemic

Doing Arts Research in a Pandemic - A crowd-sourced booklet produced by The Culture Capital Exchange (June 2020)

Health and Social Care

Key Ethical Questions for Research During the Covid-19 Pandemic - an article from The Lancet Psychiatry (May 2020)

Social Sciences

Doing Fieldwork in a Pandemic Produced by the University of New South Wales, Sydney

Interdisciplinary Resources


Knowledge Sharing and Exchange in a Pandemic A crowd-sourced booklet produced by The Culture Capital Exchange (June 2020)


Carrying out Qualitative Research Under Lockdown: Practical and Ethical Considerations - an LSE blog post (April 2020)


Conducting User Research While People Must Stay at Home Because of Coronavirus - Document produced by the UK Government (April 2020)

Call for Blog Posts

The International Journal of Social Research Methodology is calling for blog posts reflecting on the methodological challenges of doing research in a pandemic. 

The closing date for submissions is 31st July and more information can be found on the website.

Research During Covid-19: Learning from Practice

Webinar recording from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in July 2020.

Researchers from across the globe discuss the issues surrounding research and data collection during the Covid-19 situation.

How to Conduct an Ethnography During Social Isolation

Advice for carrying out fieldwork for your PhD research. Recorded in May 2020.

Video from Daniel Miller, University College London


Your Wellbeing

During these unsettling times it is important you take care of your wellbeing. 

You can find helpful information and guidance about looking after your mental health at Student Minds and The Wellbeing Thesis.

The Student Wellbeing Centre at Derby are available on the phone at 01332 593000 or by email at