Coronavirus (Covid-19): How the BAM Community can help
The business and management community can support the UK Government, Parliament, and the wider research and innovation community in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is a resource to help you use your expertise to do exactly that. It will be updated regularly with opportunities for you to share your knowledge and research with policymakers and others as they seek solutions and understanding in these difficult times.
In particular, we encourage you to sign up to the database of experts now managed by the UK Government (here). We would like to thank those BAM members and Fellows who have already answered the call and signed up to expert database run by the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST).
We also strongly encourage you to submit at one page of written evidence to the parliamentary inquiry on the impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers being run by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. The deadline for submissions has been extended until August 31st, and this is an excellent opportunity for our Fellows and Members to have an impact. For more information, see: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/178/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-businesses-and-workers/
Below, we provide these links to these and many other opportunities for you to share your knowledge for good, including a number of other current government consultations and parliamentary inquiries covering aspects of the pandemic. We also provide a number of other resources and links to help you engage on the issue. If you have any questions or would like further information on how you can help, please contact: email@example.com.
Opportunities for Engagement
- POST has identified 20 COVID-19 Areas of Research Interest (ARIs) for UK Parliament, and is inviting experts to add their research relating to these ARIs to a repository that may be used to inform Parliament's work in future.
- UK Government’s COVID-19 Expert Database. Sign up at: https://forms.gle/jCB4FTZn6YeRJmrv7
- COVID-19: Supply of ventilators run by the Public Accounts Committee (ends 8 October 2020)
- Coronavirus: implications for transport, run by the Transport Committee (ends 29 October 2020)
- Covid-19: The Bounce Back Loan Scheme run by the Public Accounts Committee (ends 29 October 2020)
Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care run by the Health and Social Care Committee (ends 30 October 2020)
- Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19 run by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (ends 30 October 2020)
Home Education run by the Education Committee (ends 6 November 2020)
Tax after coronavirus run by the Treasury Committee (ends 7 December 2020)
Employment and COVID-19 run by the Economic Affairs Committee (ends 11 December 2020)
The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services run by the Education Committee (ends 20 December 2020)
- POST’s page on how to Engage with Parliament as a researcher around COVID-19
- Parliament’s COVID-19 news page.
- ESRC and UKRI open calls to fund research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19
- UKRI: Apply to switch your existing funding to Covid-19 priority areas
- EU Commission’s page on EU supported research and innovation projects
- The United Nations Global Compact on #UnitingBusiness to respond to COVID-19
- International Council for Small Business (ICSB)’s resource page on the COVID-19 responses by International Organizations