Research

View the guidelines for distant working or working on location. The following applies to all work on site: observe the hygiene measures

Apart from that, researchers are allowed to work on site within opening hours when their work is strictly site-specific (laboratories, test rooms). When allocating lab space, we give priority to PhD students and postdocs who are in the final phase of their research. If we run into capacity problems, the deans will decide which (lab) research can take place responsibly, and which will be prioritised. Research outside opening hours only takes place with the approval of the dean at the moment.
 
Experimental research with test subjects on location can continue if it cannot be postponed and if it can be done safely (e.g. at one and a half metres). If a choice has to be made, PhD students and postdocs have priority.

Research delay for PhD students and postdocs

The Executive Board, with the consent of the University Council, has decided to make additional funds available to compensate for research delays among junior researchers with temporary contracts. However, we would strongly encourage you to please first look for solutions, that help to complete your research within the current available resources and timeframe. Of course, the research quality will always be paramount and we realise that a solution for contracts nearing expiry date is not always possible. The university therefore has an extension scheme to accommodate these employees where necessary. The scheme is intended to allow an extension for PhD students(with or without a contract), postdocs, SiOs and, in special cases, support and administrative staff involved in a research project who have been delayed by the corona crisis and cannot reasonably complete their research within the stipulated time. More information on the conditions and approach of the scheme is available on the intranet.

Dealing with personal data

Be careful when working with personal data at home. Take the following guidelines into account:

  • Only access personal data at home when absolutely necessary.
  • Refrain from storing local copies on your own devices.
  • Use the UU’s VPN tools. ;
  • Map the UU network drives.

Please use the guide ‘Working safely with research data from home’ from RDM Support.