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  1. 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.
  2. 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. Human Biology and Medicine

    Point of View: Competency-based assessment for the training of PhD students and early-career scientists

    Michael F Verderame et al.
    A method to assess the training of scientists, based on a set of 10 core competencies, is proposed.
  3. The participants of ComSciCon 2017

    Communicating freely: ComSciCon

    A workshop series organized by graduate students in the United States aims to help young scientists explain their research to broad and diverse audiences.
  4. Early-Career Advisory Group: Applications are now invited to join our advisors this summer

    Self-nominating early-career researchers may be eligible to stand in an election by their peers.
  5. Webinar report: Addressing the career challenges of bioinformaticians

    The participants of April’s #ECRWednesday webinar discussed their careers in bioinformatics and considered the skills needed to be successful.
  6. eLife Ambassadors: Programme teeming with activity after first quarter

    At only three months into the programme, eLife Ambassadors are already working on more than 20 distinct initiatives.
  7. Scientist and Parent: Cultural shifts

    Bridget M Kuehn
    China's one-child policy has resulted in scientists with families having experiences that are very different to those elsewhere in the world.
  8. Webinar report: Career options for researchers

    March’s #ECRWednesday webinar explored how to transition into non-academic careers.
  9. Modesto Redrejo-Rodriguez enjoying a sunny day in the park with his sons

    Scientist and Parent: Raising equality

    Providing more flexible parental support would reduce the assumption that mothers should be the main caregivers and make it easier for fathers like Modesto Redrejo-Rodríguez to share childcare responsibilities.