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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: GenderInSITE
Phyllis Kalele describes how family responsibilities, a lack of mentorship, and ‘old boys’ clubs’ are some of the challenges faced by women working in science across the African continent.
Ben Barres Spotlight Awards 2020: Announcing the winners
Ten researchers have been recognised in the second edition of the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards.
Early-Career Advisory Group: A review of 2019–2020
The group looks back on its work in the last year advocating for early-career researchers.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: The STEM Village
Matthew Sinton, founder of The STEM Village, describes how to make academic spaces more inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
eLife Ambassadors: A celebration of the second cohort
We look back on a year of promoting, advocating and championing responsible behaviours in science.
COVID-19 and the Research Community: Struggling to get started
eLife and COVID-19: Our response to the pandemic
eLife and COVID-19: Keeping communications open with online research talks
eLife Ambassadors: Contributions start to bear fruit
Early-Career Advisory Group: A review of 2018–2019
Edited by Julia Deathridge
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