Early-career researcher webinars from eLife
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#ECRWednesday webinars

On the last Wednesday of each month, members of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group invite experts to share their views and advice on subjects pertinent to research careers.
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Our panelists discuss a wide range of topics that are of interest to early-career researchers, including recent open science developments, tips for career development, and advice on grant applications.

Register for the next #ECRWednesday webinar here, and explore the recordings of past webinars below. You can also visit our Community page for more content relevant to early-career scientists, and sign up here to receive our monthly newsletter.


  1. Webinar Report: Mental health support for early-career researchers

    Learn about some of the initiatives that are working to help researchers improve their mental health.
  2. Webinar Report: How to plan research grants that further your career

    Panellists in two webinars share their strategies for managing projects that lead to successful grant applications.
  3. Webinar Report: Queer visibility in STEM diversity

    How does embracing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community lead to better science?
  4. Webinar Report: Graphic design tips for creating effective figures

    Learn how you can improve how you communicate your science visually.
  5. Webinar Report: How to get an independent position

    Three early-career scientists share their experiences of applying for their first independent positions.
  6. Webinar Report: Being a scientist and a parent

    How can researchers build family friendly careers?
  7. Webinar Report: Private funding in science

    How can early-career researchers attract funding from non-governmental sources?
  8. Webinar Report: The push for mobility

    Why should you move to another city or country for your career, and what are the challenges involved?
  9. Webinar Report: Engaging with wider audiences

    What do you need to consider when communicating with different audiences?
  10. Webinar Report: Supporting preprints in the life sciences

    Explore the new initiatives that are helping preprints to make a bigger impact.
  11. Webinar Report: Removing barriers for women in science

    How are researchers supporting their early-career colleagues?
  12. Webinar Report: Arts in science communication

    How can researchers combine the arts with their science?
  13. Webinar Report: Alternatives to the traditional journal article as a minimal unit of productivity

    How can researchers share their science without waiting for articles to appear in journals?
  14. Webinar Report: Addressing the career challenges of bioinformaticians

    Which skills are important for a successful career in bioinformatics?
  15. Webinar Report: Pursuing science in an uncertain world

    What impact is Brexit having on researchers in the UK?
  16. Webinar Report: Career options for researchers

    How can you transition into a non-academic career?
  17. Webinar Report: How to be a medic and a scientist

    What's it like to balance clinical work with research?
  18. Webinar Report: Advice for new faculty

    How can you handle the challenges involved in setting up your first laboratory?
  19. Webinar Report: What’s the deal with preprints?

    Our panellists explore the advantages of preprints.
  20. Webinar Report: Building connections and developing research in Sub-Saharan Africa

    What are the issues facing African researchers?
  21. Webinar Report: Refreshing approaches to researcher evaluation

    How do the Babraham Institute, the Gulbenkian Institute and HHMI assess researchers for funding and jobs?
  22. Webinar Report: Making science reproducible

    What are the challenges and benefits of working reproducibly?
  23. Webinar Report: Academic interviews and how to get hired

    Learn from our panellists’ tips for interview success.
  24. Webinar Report: Addressing the early-career funding crisis

    How could funding caps help early and mid-career researchers?
  25. Webinar Report: Organising and advocating

    How can early-career researchers make their voices heard?