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!
Creating an inclusive environment means listening to, and adopting suggestions to overcome barriers faced by people from different backgrounds and abilities. How do you best tailor our scientific research culture to deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists?
Carolina is the heart and soul of our editorial team! Believing in the power of communication to unify us, she helps grow ecrLife in its mission to highlight the imperfections of our research culture and open up the conversation with the goal of bringing about change.
Pathways that lead to science are not straight forward: life usually doesn’t fit the patterns we draw. In this post, we can see that every experience can be taken as an opportunity for personal growth. The skills needed to achieve our purposes can come to us, very often, in unexpected shapes.
Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to our founder! In this post, we travel around ecrLife beginnings, and explore the views and motivations that drove Steven Burgess to actively promote Open Science, Preprint publishing and protocol transparency.
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.
This is a must-read! We had the chance to talk to Prachee Avasthi, president of ASAPBio, who answered all our questions about preprints. She showed us how we can get involved in the publishing and reviewing process of preprints, and how it can benefit us all!
Do you ever feel lost trying to stay on top of the latest research-related softwares, programs and websites? In this post, we share the work of James Ducker, a PhD student who created a synthesised resource database that contains several useful links, especially for early career scientists.
In our mission to show you who the young scientists behind the ecrLife scenes are, we would like to introduce you to Carolina Makowski, one of the editors who has been with us since ecrLife's beginning! She has unbridled energy and is active on many levels within the research community! Enjoy.
The ecrLife editorial family has grown, and we would like to take the chance of getting to know each other a bit better. In the following weeks, our editors will be sharing their motivations and dreams as young scientists. This week, for all of you with love: Antonia de Maio.