Research and Engagement

SERCH - Resource Hub to support Research during COVID

Welcome to SERCH (Support for Research during Covid Hub). The Hub compiles links to trusted resources, guidance and support for carrying out research and knowledge exchange during Covid-19.


Researcher well-being

The pandemic has had a hugely disruptive impact on research and knowledge exchange (RKE) activities.

Many staff have found their ability to research constrained by caring responsibilities and challenging home working environments.

You can find guidance and resources to support researcher well-being here.

Adapting your research methods

With face-to-face methods and travel currently not possible, how can you redesign your research?

The resource covers a range of online and digital methods, including interviews, surveys, experiments, internet research, and more.

Research ethics and integrity

Here you will find advice on the ethical issues around adapting your research, and evolving guidance on engaging with respondents during Covid, conducting face-to-face data collection and travel to research sites.

Data and digital resources

What kinds of data are available for research? The University has access to a range of datasets that might be relevant to your research.

The Library also offer services for digitising key sources. Find out more from the Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS).

Technology and Research

Access support and guidance on relevant software and programmes particularly for qualitative research, faqs on common challenges, and where to find support.

Early Career Researchers and Research Development

Read about the range of support available for ECRs and for research career development.

Collaboration, engagement and events

Find advice on how to organise on-line events, meetings and dissemination to support your RKE. Find out more about establishing and sustaining partnerships with current constraints.

Funding opportunities

Link to the Edinburgh Research Office to get up-to-date news on funding opportunities.

Research on Covid-19

Find out about research going on across the University, and how you can link up with other researchers working in your area.