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Impact of Coronavirus upon PaCCS Operations

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and community, the PaCCS team made the decision this week to move to remote work for the foreseeable future. Our host academic institution, the University of Cambridge, is significantly scaling back its operations, and our Trumpington Street office is closed until further notice. 

While our physical office is closed, our team will continue to work remotely to serve the needs of the academic and policy-making communities, and to disseminate the findings of research projects in the areas of uncertainty, conflict, crime and security research. These are uncertain times, and PaCCS’ historic focus on broader areas of global uncertainty has led us firmly to the conclusion that during this difficult period, the communication and dissemination of evidence and expertise will prove vital. 

We also understand that the coronavirus pandemic and this period of uncertainty will have major impacts upon members of the UK’s research community. We advise researchers and innovators to keep up to date with the latest guidance and information from UKRI, which can be found here.

With the prospect of many forced to self-isolate for periods of time at home, we are also mindful of the benefits of a little educational distraction. We remain open to receiving idea for news items and blog posts, and are happy to share information concerning events which may be going ahead in virtual formats. We also encourage those looking for new reading material while at home to check out our reading list – many of the books and papers included are available online.

During this period, we ask that you direct any general inquiries to our Communications Officer at k.mcneil@jbs.cam.ac.uk. We will aim to respond to you as quickly as possible. While our team remains available by email, please note that our main telephone will not be answered until our Trumpington Street office reopens.