Corporate report

MRC COVID-19 response: interim report

A summary of eight strands of MRC-led aspects of the UKRI COVID-19 response, documenting the main activities and identifying the resulting impacts and insights.



COVID-19 response interim report: January 2020 to March 2021 (PDF)

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This interim report documents the main activities undertaken by the MRC in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic from January 2020 to March 2021. A final report is expected to be produced in 2022.

The report looks at discrete aspects of MRC’s work:

  • impacts arising from COVID-19 research
  • strategic activities
  • funding response to the pandemic
  • response from the MRC community of major investments
  • existing knowledge platforms
  • response implications for MRC resources
  • impediments to research progress during the first year of the pandemic.

Further information and links to related material are given in the annexes to the report.

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