Why has this additional guidance been produced and who is it for?

Please note that the UKCDR’s main Guidance on Safeguarding inInternational Development Research contains rigorous and comprehensive role-specific advice on safeguarding in international development research, with clearly targeted sections for research funders, heads of research institutions, university vice-chancellors, ethics committees, research managers and administrators, human resources, legal and finance teams, individual researchers, research participants and communities.

The purpose of this additional ‘companion piece’ is to underline theimportance of safeguarding in research in the context of COVID-19,highlight specific issues to consider during the current crisis and signpost additional useful resources.

The core values and ethical principles that underpin safeguarding, research integrity and equitable partnerships should continue to drive our approach to research during the pandemic