Risks and Vulnerabilities of Remote Research Working

What are the risks associated with the use of ICT by researchers working from home?

This SFC-funded project looks at the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on research. Many academics have adapted by working from home.

The project objectives are to:

  • identify technologies used for remote working
  • assess vulnerabilities associated with those technologies
  • analyse risks that could have an impact on research
  • consider measures to reduce, remove or mitigate those risks

Academics and research students at Edinburgh Napier University will be surveyed by questionnaire followed by an online workshop.

A Delphi-type survey will consult a panel of experts about possible responses to identified risks.