Coronavirus information and guidance

Research and coronavirus

In line with government advice and restrictions, and to protect the health and wellbeing of all of its staff, the University has had to limit operations in support of the efforts to delay transmission of coronavirus (Covid-19).  We recognise that this has had a substantial impact in our ability to conduct research and is a period of great uncertainty for many of our community. The situation around the Covid-19 continues to change, and it is important that the University and its staff and students consult the general coronavirus information and frequently asked questions. Postgraduate research students should pay particular attention to the PGR section on the coronavirus information page for current students.

Professor Tom Brown, Vice Principal Research & Innovation, would like to reassure the research community that "although this ongoing situation is seriously impacting our research, impact and innovation community at St Andrews, we are committed to ensuring you get the information you need as soon as it is available. There will be questions and concerns for which we do not yet have answers but we are working with colleagues in the sector and our funders to get further advice and will provide ongoing updates."

This page briefly summarises, and links to further information regarding the management of research and research-related activities during the Covid-19 outbreak. Information is grouped thematically below. If you are unsure of which sub-heading to look under, click 'open all' at the top right of all the sub-headings.

For general (not research specific) information about our response to coronavirus, please see the coronavirus information web page. For specific research-related questions contact