Tips for researchers navigating Zoom et al


Following the onset of the COVID pandemic, Zoom became omnipresent in our lives, as a noun, a verb and a place to work, play and socialise. Last year, according to Wikipedia,  Zoom was the 5th most downloaded mobile app worldwide, with 477 million downloads. On one day in March 2020, the Zoom app was downloaded more than two million times

Zoom, which last year added accessibility features to make the app easier to use for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired, is being used for telemedicine, funeral services, and has featured in plays, movies and, of course, gifs. Inevitably there have been controversies regarding data security and privacy concerns, and how much tax the company doesn’t pay.

But what about its use in research?

Read the full story in Croakey and the PHRP paper on using Zoom and Skype in research is here.