During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we all face new challenges daily. The effects of temporary and long-term confinement on families, teleworking, job contracts, career development, travel constraints and working conditions can be complex. The “Diversity and Inclusion” panel at ICHEP 2020 organised a discussion about conducting scientific research during a pandemic, and a diverse range of impacts, including personal testimonies, were shared. The panel has prepared a survey to assess the difficulties faced by researchers across different HEP collaborations, subfields of research and countries. The intention is to gauge the global impact of the pandemic on the HEP community, with a focus on personal and professional issues. As an outcome of the survey, the panel plans to highlight difficult circumstances, to propose actions to funding agencies to mitigate them in the near future and to comment on the long-term impacts.
The survey will be available until 31 August at: surveymonkey.com/r/ICHEP2020-COVIDSurvey.