Baby steps toward uprooting toxicity from academia
Passion for science leads ECRs to embark on the adventure of graduate studies. However, this passion is sometimes met with unfair obstacles and biases that hinder their career paths. Here, we discuss how we can all contribute to making academia a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive.
Learning how to change the research environment as an eLife Community Ambassador
Research can be incredibly rewarding, but there are a lot of hurdles along the way. Some of these relate to our environments and are difficult to overcome. In this post, Maria Sol Ruiz and Nalaka Wijekoon explain how to take matters into our own hands and step up to induce global change.
Getting to know our editorial team: Angel Cisneros
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!
Getting to know our editorial team: Andy Tay
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.
Getting to know our editorial team: Nele Haelterman
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!
Getting to know our editorial team: Carolina Quezada
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.
ecrLife spotlight: Steven Burgess
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.
Why you should publish your work as a Preprint - A conversation with Dr. Prachee Avasthi
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!
Getting to know our editorial team: Ewoud Compeer
Ewoud is one of our newest editors, and he is a jewel. He has moved all over the world on a quest to stay up to speed with cutting-edge microscopy techniques. Living in different environments has helped him gain a broad understanding of the scientific culture and a drive to help improve it.
Getting to know our editorial team: Devang Mehta
Devang has been a key member of our editorial team, transforming ecrLife into the diverse and active space it is. He has helped so much, using diverse platforms, in helping early career researcher find and amplify their voice. Above all, he himself has been a very inspirational voice for many of us.
Getting to know our editorial team: Carolina Makowski
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.
Getting to know our editorial team: Antonia de Maio
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.
ecrLife: Towards a more accessible and inclusive scientific culture
Succeeding as an ECR means overcoming challenges, but we should all have equal opportunity to achieve our goals. Realizing that much needs to be done to make our scientific environment more inclusive, ecrLife is creating a space to share experiences and ideas to make science more accessible