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Report: Stellenbosch University’s Research and Innovation Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Through continued investment in research, Stellenbosch University (SU) has positioned itself well to respond to events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

SU researchers, both established and emerging, have thus far made a valuable contribution in terms of addressing the challenges that our country faces right now. They have been working tirelessly to help meet the health-related needs of and to curb the spread of the virus.

Some have looked at ways to improve sterilisation in the food and beverage industries as well as in medicine; to reduce respiratory viral infections associated within public transport; and to develop models to evaluate the spread of COVID-19 in African countries. Others have turned bread into hand sanitisers; printed 3D ventilator parts and protective gear for health workers; and volunteered for the CrowdFight COVID-19 initiative in South Africa. Some of our academics are also producing opinion editorials on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the COVID-19 research activities, click here to download a report on SU’s research and innovation response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social, Behavioural and Education Research (REC: SBE) Communique: Research guidance in the time of level 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond Research guidance in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: Level 1 and lower Research position statement: Update on previous communication in view of the national lockdown regulations Position Statement: Ethical Research Conduct in the time of the COVID-19 Outbreak REC: Social, Behavioural and Education Research: Position statement on responsible research conduct during COVID-19 Position Statement: Biosafety in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic