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 bi-monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.
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  1. eLife Ambassadors: Progress of key initiatives at the midpoint of the programme

    Meta-research, a popular reproducibility workshop, research into best funding practices and a dedicated blog are just some of the projects underway to support early-career scientists and promote open science.
  2. Webinar report: Removing barriers for women in science

    The panellists in July’s #ECRWednesday webinar discussed how they’re supporting their early-career colleagues.
  3. Workforce diversity: Strategies for cultivating inclusion in research

    The organizers of a recent symposium on diversity challenges in science, technology, engineering and math outline approaches to improve diversity and inclusion across all career stages.
  4. Early-Career Advisory Group: Six new members announced

    Three graduate students, two postdocs and one PI will join the advisory group next month.
  5. Early-Career Advisory Group: Reflecting on a year of activity

    Over the past year, early-career researchers have built momentum on several initiatives and launched the eLife Ambassadors Programme and Reproducibility Workshops.
  6. Webinar report: Supporting preprints in the life sciences

    June’s #ECRWednesday webinar explored the new initiatives that help preprints make a bigger impact.
  7. Career opportunities: Beyond Academia

    Graduate students at UC Berkeley aim to empower PhD students and postdocs to expand their career options beyond the traditional academic track.
  8. Early-career researcher travel grants 2018: Seven more authors selected

    Each will receive up to $1,000 to help them gain exposure and recognition for their work.
  9. Point of View: Journal clubs in the time of preprints

    Prachee Avasthi et al.
    Early-career researchers can learn about peer review by discussing preprints at journal clubs and sending feedback to the authors.
  10. Webinar report: Alternatives to the traditional journal article as a minimal unit of productivity

    May’s #ECRWednesday webinar explored how researchers can share their science without waiting for articles to appear in journals.


  1. How early-career researchers are shaping eLife

    Mark Patterson, Randy Schekman