Careers, Dissemination

Launching the ISTAART #ECRPIA Dementia ECR Survey

Early career researchers face many challenges – from difficulties finding, funding, publishing and career progression to problems with research culture and individual forms of prejudice.

University College London and the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Professional Interest Area to Elevate Early Career Researchers (PEERS) is working to better understand the challenges and what helps.

To inform the work, we are undertaking a survey aimed at early career dementia researchers, or those who have previously been an early career dementia researcher but have left the field. We hope you can take a time to help!

It asks questions about you and your research, how you are supported in your field, for your perceptions on how opportunities and support could be improved, and about the research culture that you work within (Please note please note this does include some sensitive questions relating to gender / ethnicity, and asks some questions which may be upsetting e.g. Your experiences of certain types of bullying or prejudice etc.).

The results of this survey will be published to help institutions and research funders, to understand the thoughts of early career dementia researchers. The results will also be used to guide the development of future ISTAART programs and resources, and be shared with the World Dementia Council.

The closing date for this survey is 31st October 2021

Complete the Survey

It would also be fantastic if you could take a moment to share with your colleagues and via social media – feel free to use the text above, or drop a line to

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Note this survey has been approved by the University College London Research Ethics Committee REC Number 21275/001, if you have any questions please contact Adam Smith, Programme Director –

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