Our response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Outbreak Parliamentary Expert Database

We are encouraging academics with relevant research expertise to sign up to a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.

Over the past few weeks, Parliament has seen a surge in need for access to research expertise as it engages with the COVID-19 outbreak.

In this rapidly evolving situation, Parliament needs quick access to researchers who can provide expert insights relating to both Coronavirus and the wider situation.

Parliament and Parliamentarians use these insights to help carry out their function effectively; that is to say, to represent the people, scrutinise the Government, debate important and pressing issues and pass legislation.

To speed up the process of Parliament accessing relevant research expertise, Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU) are creating a COVID-19 Outbreak Expert Database.

Areas of research expertise

The KEU have identified a number of areas which Parliament may need to access research expertise, including:

  • Behavioural Science
  • Children and families
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health economics
  • Health services
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Legal aid
  • Local government
  • Prisons
  • Public Health
  • Social security and tax credits
  • Social services
  • Transport
  • Unemployment
  • Welfare
  • Welfare benefits

To see the full list of research areas please visit the sign up form

If you feel you have any expertise relating to the COVID-19 outbreak or its impacts, the KEU would be very grateful if you would sign up to the database.

More information on the expert database can be found here.

Last modified: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:26:21 BST