We want to hear from you: The effect of COVID-19 on BC’s health research community


In a short amount of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has instigated rapid change and uncertainty within BC’s health research community. Lab closures, work from home arrangements, reduced access to resources, and increased caregiving responsibilities are just a few of the immediate impacts we’ve heard about from our community.

We know there are additional concerns around long-term impacts of COVID-19, including changes in research questions and needs, funding availability, impacts on talent development, and regional health research capacity.

We’re asking for your help.

In order to get a full picture of how BC health researchers and the health research community at large has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re launching a province-wide survey to generate the data we need. Responses will inform MSFHR's strategic decision making and future actions, and will be shared with our partners in the health research system.

Click here to take the survey

You can help by:

  1. Filling out the survey
  2. Sharing the survey link with your BC-based health research colleagues

The survey will be open until August 14 and survey respondents will have the option to be entered in a draw to win one of 10 $25 gift cards.

As BC’s provincial health research funding agency, we’re as committed as ever to enabling responsive, relevant research to support BC’s response to the pandemic and ensuring BC’s health research community has the resources it needs to continue doing world-class research during a time of rapid and inequitable change.

Learn more about MSFHR's COVID-19 research response, a part of BC’s coordinated approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.