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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. Ben Barres Spotlight Awards 2020: Announcing the winners

    Ten researchers have been recognised in the second edition of the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. eLife Ambassadors: A celebration of the second cohort

    We look back on a year of promoting, advocating and championing responsible behaviours in science.
  10. 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.