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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 monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.
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  1. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: ASPIRES

    A longitudinal survey of young people in the UK has found that girls, working-class and minority ethnic students feel they have to work harder to be seen as ‘authentic’ science students.
  2. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Marcus Lambert

    Marcus Lambert, Assistant Dean of Diversity at Weill Cornell Medicine, describes how improving diversity in the scientific workforce is going to take more than attracting students from underrepresented groups.
  3. Ben Barres Spotlight Awards: Applications open for 2020

    Applications are now open for this year’s Ben Barres Spotlight Awards, offering scientists from groups that are underrepresented in science up to $6,000 each to use to advance their research career.
  4. Research Culture: Changing how we evaluate research is difficult, but not impossible

    Anna Hatch, Stephen Curry
    The DORA initiative offers practical guidance on improving the assessment of research by universities, research institutions, and funders.
  5. Research Culture: Actionable recommendations from trainees to improve science training

    Stephanie M Davis et al.
    Early-career researchers propose seven actions that can be taken by research institutions and departments to improve science training.
  6. eLife Ambassadors: A celebration of the second cohort

    We look back on a year of promoting, advocating and championing responsible behaviours in science.
  7. Research Culture: A survey-based analysis of the academic job market

    Jason D Fernandes et al.
    A survey of over 300 applicants for faculty positions reveals that there are many paths to securing a job offer.
  8. COVID-19 and the Research Community: The challenges of lockdown for early-career researchers

    Nicola Byrom
    Thousands of UK doctoral students and early-career researchers shared the repercussions of lockdown on their work and wellbeing.
  9. The TIGERS at a meeting in 2019

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: TIGER in STEMM

    Izzy Jayasinghe talks about efforts to change the system for funding research in the UK and make academic culture more inclusive, accessible and diverse.
  10. eLife and COVID-19: Getting more out of the online workplace

    Virtual brainstorming is a form of remote online working that offers a more flexible and inclusive approach to collaboration than video calls.