Careers, Dissemination

Why scientific societies should involve more ECRs

From eLIFE

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Abstract – Cite this articleas: eLife 2020;9:e60829 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.60829

Early-career researchers (ECRs) make up a large portion of the academic workforce. Yet, most leadership positions in scientific societies are held by senior scientists, and ECRs have little to no say over the decisions that will shape the future of research. This article looks at the level of influence ECRs have in 20 scientific societies based in the US and UK, and provides guidelines on how societies can successfully include ECRs in leadership roles.

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