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. eLife New Model at Six Months: An ICOR analysis

    Explore data from the first six months of the new model and how it aligns with eLife’s goals.
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    Career: Don’t face writer’s block alone

    Bruna Martins Garcia
    Creating a writing club allowed a Brazilian PhD student to confront her fears, improve her English and, ultimately, change the way she sees research.
  3. Ben Barres Spotlight Awards: Announcing the winners for 2023

    A record fourteen researchers, including three Reviewed Preprint authors, have been recognised with awards to catalyse change and unlock new opportunities.
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    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Why I cannot return home yet

    Mariano A Molina
    Studying abroad helped a Panamanian student to accept who he is, but it meant him letting go of his dream.
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    Being a Scientist: In the name of perseverance

    Tanya Espino-Sanchez
    Between honoring her immigrant family and making her children proud, a first-generation PhD student fights for her place in academia.
  6. Early-Career Advisory Group: Meet our new members for 2023

    We welcome three new members to our Early-Career Advisory Group, working to reform research communication and culture.
  7. African Reproducibility Network (AREN): Ambassadors bridging the gaps in open science adoption and advocacy across Africa

    Led by Emmanuel Boakye, our African Ambassadors and colleagues have created a continent-wide reproducibility network to improve and advocate for open science practices and research reproducibility across Africa.