From Nature Index:
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in a research-enterprise system that once seemed robust. As quickly as the virus spread, scientists around the world had to cancel fieldwork, delay experiments and rethink the way they collected and analyzed data.
As the scientific enterprise creeps towards normalcy in some places, universities and research centres need to prepare for the next major disruption, whatever form it takes, says Clifford Lynch, an information scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.
“There are a lot of things that universities can be doing in terms of investment to make research less fragile and less subject to interruption,” says Lynch, who is also the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a non-profit based in Washington, DC that promotes information technology in scholarship.
In July, Lynch and other research management specialists shared lessons from the pandemic for protecting future research continuity and resilience at a conference featuring members of CNI and Jisc, a non-profit organization that supports digital technology for research and education in the UK.
- Strengthen the Core
- Automate for Remote Access
- Go Digital
- Invest in Human Capital
- Protect Data—in the Lab or at Home
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