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. Webinar Report: An introduction to Sciety for early-career researchers

    Watch back the recording to learn more about Sciety – a platform for discovering, reading and sharing preprints and open peer reviews.
  2. Early-Career Advisory Group: Meet our new members for 2022

    We introduce five new members of our Early-Career Advisory Group, working to reform research communication and culture.
  3. eLife Latest: July 2022 update on our actions to promote equity, diversity and inclusion

    This fourth report on our ongoing work to address inequities in research and publishing shares our recent progress and plans for the rest of 2022.
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    Lab Life: When your PhD (almost) falls apart

    Dominik Refardt
    As a chance observation threatens to unravel several years of work, a PhD student must choose what to do next.
  5. Webinar Report: Disability and Inclusion in Science Spaces

    Our speakers discussed true inclusion in research environments, through working together to address the challenges that researchers with disabilities and/or chronic pain face in the world of science.
  6. eLife Latest: We support Publish Your Reviews, a new initiative from ASAPbio

    In another move to open up the scholarly discussion of new findings, ASAPbio launches Publish Your Reviews today, encouraging reviewers to post their comments alongside the preprint versions of articles.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology
    3. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Special Issue: Call for papers on the allosteric regulation of kinase activity

    Submit to eLife’s latest Special Issue addressing mechanistic aspects of kinase activity in physiological and pathophysiological processes.
  7. Webinar Report: Shaping the future of research assessment

    Watch back as our speakers discuss the importance of meaningful research assessment and opportunities for early-career researchers to drive this change.
  8. eLife Latest: Our support for LGBTQ+ researchers

    This Pride Month, we restate our commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and working to help shape research culture to be more equitable, diverse and inclusive.
  9. 2022 eLife Community Ambassadors: First months of activity

    128 early-career researchers (ECRs) from 51 countries have been voicing their ideas and discussing global research community needs.