New INGSA/Boulder Research Project: How has science shaped COVID-19 policy?

With more than 24 million recorded COVID-19 cases, over 830,000 deaths, and the pandemic still raging in many regions of the world, scientists from an array of disciplines are asking why some nations have fared better than others at curbing its spread. Now, a new University of Colorado Boulder-led effort aims to look at the role science itself has played in influencing how countries and their leaders have responded – and what that response (or lack thereof) has meant for citizens.… Read More

Protecting and promoting mental wellbeing: Beyond COVID-19

INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE Not only could COVID-19 have a devastating effect on already vulnerable sectors of society, but also we anticipate a second, and potentially large cohort of newly at-risk people as a result of the economic downturn, both globally and nationally, and expected ongoing rise in unemployment.

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Could the next generation of researchers be lost in the aftermath of Covid-19?

As countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, there are clear signs that the research sector is about to undergo significant reform. These reforms – in particular those relating to the casualised research workforce – will worsen the precarious conditions for early career researchers. Unless action is taken, an entire generation of science will be affected.… Read More

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