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 Community: Elizabeth Ochola appointed to DORA Steering Committee

    eLife congratulates our early-career advisor on becoming the newest representative in Africa for this worldwide initiative advancing responsible research assessment.
  2. A large Aedes aegypti mosquito on a green and yellow background; on its left is a group of five smaller mosquitoes and on its right is a bright yellow light bulb

    Community Engagement: Listen to the shopkeeper

    Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas
    His mosquito control project heading for failure, a field entomologist recalls how a chance encounter led to a Eureka moment.
  3. A line-drawn gloved hand holding a scarlet spark against a white background

    Science and Politics: Mexican researchers fear for the future

    After four years of funding cuts and the erosion of academic freedom in Mexico, one scientist shares his community’s concerns about a new law that would give the central government more control over scientific research.
  4. eLife Latest: Our thanks to Anna Akhmanova

    After serving eLife as Deputy Editor since 2018, we extend our thanks to Anna Akhmanova for her contributions.
  5. Open Peer Reviewers in Africa: A ‘train-the-trainer’ program pilot recap

    As the pilot of the Open Peer Reviewers in Africa project comes to an end, AfricArXiv, Eider Africa, eLife, PREreview, and the Training Centre in Communication Africa reflect on this collaborative effort to promote best open peer-review practices in Africa.
  6. Being a Scientist: When cancer strikes (twice)

    Nicole Swann
    A young group leader reflects on academic culture and working while going through cancer treatments.
  7. Global Science Policy Network survey: Tell us what matters to you

    Members of our eLife Ambassadors 2022 cohort are working together to enable other early-career researchers (ECRs) to understand the impact of, and get involved in science policy.
  8. ​​eLife Latest: January 2023 update on our actions to promote equity, diversity and inclusion

    This fifth report on our ongoing work to address inequities in research and publishing reflects on our activities at the end of last year and plans for the next six months.