This document is designed to help practitioners and researchers navigate when and how to safely conduct research on violence against women during COVID-19. It cautions against conducting research which may put women at risk of violence, such as prevalence research. However, the guidance suggests it may be possible, and beneficial, to undertake research on other aspects of violence against women using vignettes or incomplete stories that allow for more distance between the discussion and personal experiences. 

The document also sets out four foundational steps for prioritising safety and data quality when conducting remote research on violence against women during COVID-19: (1) select a remote modality; (2) adapt and re-define ethical protocols; (3) build skills that address unique aspects of remote engagement; and (4) prioritise researcher well-being. 

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