Thank you for participating in our COVID-survey !!
This pandemic has brought much uncertainty among PhD candidates where projects were halted, delayed and some might have been cancelled. Therefore, we wanted to assess what problems the PhD candidates at the Erasmus MC are facing due to this COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 198 of you participated in our survey and here we present the findings.
Half of us are negatively impacted by the pandemic:
30% believe that this pandemic will lead to problems in financing of their PhD or employment contract.
The 3 biggest problems we faced so far:
The biggest concerns that we in EMC are facing:
- Temporary halt of study inclusions or lab experiments
- Limited projects or data to work on
- Decrease in social contact and suboptimal working space at home
28% of the PhD candidates have been asked to participate in COVID-19 related clinical or research work!
A generous applause for those who have contributed and thank you for your hard work!!
This concludes our findings. We have also passed on our findings to Promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) so they are able to get a better understanding of the situation to best represent all we PhD candidates during this pandemic.