We are entering a new science publishing era that is more open and available, and preprints are such an important factor making the difference! There are so many benefits of preprinting, but there are still some skepticals out there.. Learn how to convince them to join the preprint wonderland here!
Angel is the latest addition to our editorial team, and we are so happy to have him! He is the glue to our editorial team, making sure that we e-meet regularly to catch up and to plan for ecrLife's next steps. Keep an eye on this one, because he will go places!
The pandemic forced scientists to change how they do research. While some of these changes have improved the scientific method, others further increase pre-existing inequities in the research environment. In this post, Adriana Bankston outlines how she envisions the future of the research workforce.
Not every postdoc has the same salary, supportive environment, or benefits. These factors vary greatly among institutions, creating an inequitable environment. Amanda Hurley introduces a new funding mechanism that better supports postdocs to successfully transition into independent positions.
The drive to publish is a strong motivator for scientists to spend late nights and weekends in the lab. While long hours may initially pay off, the lack of time for self-care and rest quickly make you less focused and productive. Find out how to keep a healthy balance in our latest blog post.
Academic training teaches ECRs how to design, run, and analyze experiments, but often overlooks soft skills such as interpersonal and organizational skills. In this blog post, Rachel Meade shows you how to develop these skills and become a more well-rounded scientist.
While life as a scientist can be incredibly rewarding, day-to-day life at the bench can at times feel like a drag. In this post, Katherine MacInnes tells us how transformative it can be to find an extra passion that provides short-term rewards for the soul to keep us healthy and motivated in life.
In terms of fast communication and equity, preprints are invaluable for all researchers. In this post, we wanted to show you a bit more about Sciety, how it works, and the important role it plays on providing easy access to relevant preprints for the whole biomedical community.
COVID-19 has restructured the way we produce and share science, producing an unparallelled increase in stress and anxiety-levels among early career researchers. Here, members of the Berlin research community highlight key findings from their virtual brainstorming event to cope with this stress.
Higher education will never be the same again post-pandemic, as hybrid learning is likely here to stay. In this post, Adriana invites us to review and implement today the changes needed in higher education to ensure sustainable training environments for the next generation.
Andy is an awesome scientist and a highly motivated science communicator. At his young age, and coming from a modest family, his accomplishments in both areas are outstanding, making him an excellent role model for every early career researcher in need of a bit of inspiration.
Nele is the kind of person who brings out the best in you, in the best way possible. She is so committed to her ideas on how to improve research culture, that she continues to inspire the entire ecrLife team with her actions. Her firm but sweet personality make her an adorable leader!
Misinformation is one of the biggest problems of the internet era. What is our role as scientists? What is the best way to contribute, and communicate science to society? In this post, Elisabeth Marnik presents a list of key points to address these issues and make science more approachable.
We had the chance to talk to Prachee Avasthi, president of ASAPBio, who answered all our questions about preprints. She showed us how early career scientists can get involved in the publishing and reviewing process of preprints, and how it can benefit us all!