The eLife community is working to help address some of the pressures on early-career scientists in a number of ways. Learn more about our work and advisory group, sign up for our bi-monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.
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  1. A circle of hands holding wrists

    Author contributions: recognising researchers for the work they do

    We are investigating ways to improve credit for researchers.
  2. Webinar report: Addressing the early-career funding crisis

    October’s #ECRWednesday webinar discussed how funding caps could help early and mid-career researchers.
  3. Interview: Tying everything together

    Having the freedom to follow her curiosity has enabled Yael Artzy-Randrup to explore the boundaries of ecology and evolution.
  4. Early-career researcher travel grants: Last three authors selected in 2017

    Concluding this year’s travel grant programme, three eLife authors will receive up to $1,000 to support their attendance and presentation at a meeting of their choice.
  5. PREreview — a new resource for the collaborative review of preprints

    Reviewing preprints provides feedback to the authors and helps involve more scientists in peer review.
  6. Point of View: What’s in a name?

    Michael D Schaller et al.
    Standardizing the titles, terms and conditions under which postdocs are employed will benefit the biomedical research workforce.
  7. Point of View: The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences

    Peter Hitchcock et al.
    What can institutions and funding agencies do to address an array of issues facing the biomedical research community in the United States?
  8. Early-Career Advisory Group: An invitation to be an eLife Ambassador

    eLife invites early-career researchers to become eLife Ambassadors and support our efforts to improve the way science is performed and communicated.
  9. Webinar report: Building connections and developing research in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The speakers in September’s #ECRWednesday webinar shared their insights into the issues facing African researchers.
  10. Interview: Staying focused

    Support from a multidisciplinary initiative allows Ilaria Testa’s lab to develop new optical microscopy techniques.