The EuroQol Group Association and the EuroQol Research Foundation are not-for-profit scientific organisations focused on promoting the measurement of health to improve decisions about health and health care worldwide. We have not previously expressed views on political or international matters which are not directly related to our mission and vision. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is an act of such unwarranted aggression, with such devastating consequences for the people of Ukraine, and for the destabilisation of world peace, that we feel compelled to respond in the strongest possible manner. To this end, we have stopped processing requests from Russia and Belarus for using EQ-5D instruments with immediate effect. Moreover, funding applications from researchers undertaking research based in Russia or Belarus or who are employed by or affiliated with Russian/Belarusian organisations, will not be considered.
EuroQol will also support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and neighbouring countries by providing a donation to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s funding appeal: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/international-red-cross-crescent-movement-appeals-250-million-swiss-francs-assist