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Point of View: Journal clubs in the time of preprints
Prachee Avasthi et al.
Early-career researchers can learn about peer review by discussing preprints at journal clubs and sending feedback to the authors.
Webinar report: Alternatives to the traditional journal article as a minimal unit of productivity
May’s #ECRWednesday webinar explored how researchers can share their science without waiting for articles to appear in journals.
Human Biology and Medicine
Point of View: Competency-based assessment for the training of PhD students and early-career scientists
Michael F Verderame et al.
A method to assess the training of scientists, based on a set of 10 core competencies, is proposed.
Communicating freely: ComSciCon
A workshop series organized by graduate students in the United States aims to help young scientists explain their research to broad and diverse audiences.
Early-Career Advisory Group: Applications are now invited to join our advisors this summer
Self-nominating early-career researchers may be eligible to stand in an election by their peers.
Webinar report: Addressing the career challenges of bioinformaticians
The participants of April’s #ECRWednesday webinar discussed their careers in bioinformatics and considered the skills needed to be successful.
eLife Ambassadors: Programme teeming with activity after first quarter
At only three months into the programme, eLife Ambassadors are already working on more than 20 distinct initiatives.
Scientist and Parent: Cultural shifts
Bridget M Kuehn
China's one-child policy has resulted in scientists with families having experiences that are very different to those elsewhere in the world.
Webinar report: Career options for researchers
March’s #ECRWednesday webinar explored how to transition into non-academic careers.
Scientist and Parent: Raising equality
Providing more flexible parental support would reduce the assumption that mothers should be the main caregivers and make it easier for fathers like Modesto Redrejo-Rodríguez to share childcare responsibilities.
eLife Innovation Sprint project roundup
The sustainable professor
Elizabeth S Haswell
Supporting preprints in the life sciences
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