Resources for researchers during the corona pandemic

Essential information for researchers at Ghent University

Teleworking is the norm at Ghent University but certain research activities can take place if the safety measures of the university (and those of the research partner involved) are met. For the latest info and an overview of the safety measures check the general corona webpage.

Procedure in case of delay

The current situation affects all researchers, although some research projects are more affected than others. Some research activities can continue from home. Many research activities, however, cannot be done via teleworking. As a result, many research projects will be delayed. For some it may even become impossible to be carried out as foreseen in the research plan.

Access to scholarly output, research infrastructure, and funding

  • As always, scholarly information accessible for Ghent University, is available through lib.ugent.beMore information on searching for academic resources in corona times in this (re)search tip.

Other resources

Adapting research methods

PhD defense and other presentations

  • Twitter: #VirtualDefense
  • the #Covid19ThesisDefense Google Calendar and other cool stuff for joining your doctoral peers in online thesis defense
  • With many meetings and conferences cancelled in response to #COVID19, eLife is hosting a series of online talks where early career researchers can present their research remotely > website
  •  OSF Meetings is an easy way to share research content related to an event/conference/meeting. Researchers who share materials can add supplementary data, code, preprints, or other material alongside their poster or slides. Ghent University researchers can log in with their UGent account. > website
  • Taking Your Conference Online (article in Inside HigherEd)
  • Online presenteren (The Floor is Yours)
  • Best practices for inclusive remote meetings
  • Canceled presentation or conference:

(Science) Communication

Staying sane and taking care of yourself (and others)

Communities to join

      • @JongeAcademie startte alvast een crowdsourcing rond telewerk #JAtelewerk en creëerde een virtuele werkruimte op slack. Alle expertise welkom, info op 
      • @henrifdrake has created a Slack workspace for early career researchers working on climate issues
      • Sedimentologists Online
      • @PhD-virtualnotviral: Twitterfeed by @anujacabraal and @thomsonpat that offers links and resources for PhDs caught in the pandemic. They also host a weekly chat #virtualnotviral > website
      • The Thriving Researcher online meet-ups
      • Global consortium for mental health hosts #COVIDCafes on Twitter

Discipline specific resources

A bit of everything