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  1. eLife Latest: 2024 update on the diversity of our editorial community

    Our most detailed report on the diversity of eLife's editorial board showcases three years of progress, as well as areas for further improvement.
  2. Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Your tips, tools and resources

    A crowdsourced list of practical advice on how to navigate the research environment, from and for neurodivergent scientists.
  3. Cartoon figures of various people working in research as they sit or stand on a cartoon brains with items reflecting the diversity of activities in academia. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia

    Edited by Elsa Loissel et al.
    Neurodiversity in research, from the perspective of neurodivergent scientists.
  4. Line drawing of a human figure sitting on a stylised brain, in front of white sparks on a purple magenta background. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Autistic and abroad

    Andrew K Schulz
    An AuDHD researcher recounts the highs and lows of relocating to Germany for his postdoc.
  5. Early-Career Advisory Group: Saying goodbye to leaving members

    We hear from Andy, Carolina, and Florencia as they finish their four-year term of advising at eLife and pass on their experiences to early-career researchers who wish to get involved in building change.
  6. Line drawing of a human figure sitting on a stylised brain, in front of white sparks on a light blue background. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: The meaning of a word

    Kirsty Lauder
    A fraught exchange on social media leads a PhD student to reconsider how she conducts research on neuroinclusivity while being neurodivergent herself.
  7. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Introducing the eLife Global South Committee for Open Science

    The newly-formed Global South Committee for Open Science will advise eLife on how best to promote equitable collaboration and inclusion.
  8. eLife Ambassadors Survey: Why do postdocs leave labs?

    Discussions throughout the eLife Ambassadors programme have led to this initiative to investigate the reasons behind the premature departure of postdocs from research groups and the consequential impact of this phenomenon amid the ongoing postdoc crisis.
  9. Line drawing of a human figure sitting on a stylised brain, in front of white sparks on a lilac background. Vicky Bowskill (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

    Being Neurodivergent in Academia: Outgrowing self-denial

    Jay K Goldberg
    After hitting rock bottom a few months into a prestigious fellowship, a postdoc recounts how they found their way to ADHD medication, therapy, and better mental health.
  10. eLife Latest: Welcoming our newest editors in Africa

    Meet the 17 researchers in Africa who have just joined our editorial board.