Adapting to the new normal, laboratories are at the onset of re-opening. However, this doesn’t guarantee that research projects will be undertaken as they were pre-COVID-19. All research laboratories and its staff should strictly follow government-dictated norms and precautions to avoid contracting the disease while restoring.

As part of our Research Risk Assessment initiative, we have decided to survey how researchers all over the world are working in laboratories post-lockdown and the changes implemented to undermine the pandemic effect. This will help us get an idea of the impact this pandemic has had on research laboratories, globally. It would also enable us to have a better understanding of the preparedness of the laboratories and the modified measures taken, exclusively to continue research during these times.
 
The survey should only take 3–5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous. You can take the survey only once, but you can edit your responses until the survey is closed on January 31, 2021. Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

We really appreciate your inputs!

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* 1. Please choose the profile that you most identify with.

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* 2. Are you currently working in your lab as usual?

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* 3. How did you use your time when research labs were non-functional? Please mark all that apply.

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* 4. What are the precautions being taken in your lab? Please mark all that apply.

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* 5. Which of the following initiatives has your lab taken for maintaining social distancing norms? Please mark all that apply.

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* 6. What software have you installed to ease the process of lab research? Please mark all that apply.

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* 7. What are the names of the software programs you use for you lab work?

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* 8. Has there been any effect on the productivity of lab researchers?

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* 9. Has there been any effect on the quality of research?

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* 10. Has there been any effect on lab funding?

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* 11. How has the pandemic affected sample procurement for your lab? Please mark all that apply.

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* 12. With lockdown rules being relaxed in several countries, what is the current situation in your lab with respect to sample procurement?

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* 13. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about research sample handling, procurement, processing, or analysis?

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* 14. How has your lab trained/educated researchers before/right after reopening? Please mark all that apply.

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* 15. What facilities are available in your lab if a person suddenly shows COVID-19 symptoms? Please mark all that apply.

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* 16. Do you need assistance in finalizing any lab research documentation for journal publishing?

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* 17. Does your lab need any online training or webinars on research and publishing?

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* 18. Has your lab resumed clinical trials/animal studies/research on human subjects?

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* 19. What was the effect of the pandemic on pre-existing/established collaborations?

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* 20. Are there any new collaboration plans in sight?

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* 21. Number of people working in your lab currently

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* 22. It would be great if you could share with us your experiences as a researcher in this year (50-100 words).

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* 23. First Name

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* 24. Last Name

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* 25. E-mail Address (Example: abcd@abc.com)

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* 26. Your University/Institution/Organization

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