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  1. Inside eLife: Next three early-career researchers awarded travel grants

    May 22, 2017

    Each will receive a grant of up to $1000 to support their attendance at a meeting to gain exposure and recognition for their work.

  2. Call for nominations to the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

    May 18, 2017

    Do you think journals publishing could do a better job? Have you got a view on how your work should be shared, used, and how your field should – or shouldn’t – be moving forward with open science? Still at an early stage in your career? You could help shape the future as a member of eLife’s Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG). A talented group of grad students, med students, post-docs, and junior PIs from around the world, the eLife ECAG represents the needs and aspirations of researchers at early stages in their careers as they help drive eLife’s work to catalyse broad reform in journals...

  3. How to join the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

    May 18, 2017

    The founding members of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG) have helped inspire and bring to life a number of valuable initiatives for the early-career community. To help the group to maintain its energy, creativity and diversity in the future, we are implementing a new process that limits the term of group members and invites the broader early-career community to participate in the appointment of new members. Eligibility Members of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group are scientists who: Are studying or conducting research in the life or biological sciences or related field, as a...

  4. Panel announced for the next #ECRWednesday webinar: How to make your voice heard

    May 17, 2017

    Making your voice heard: Organising and advocating for early-career researchers Wednesday, May 31, 2017 11:00am in New York | 4:00pm in London Join us on Wednesday, May 31, for our next #ECRWednesday webinar. We’ll be hosting a discussion on making your voice heard; how the early-career community is self-organising locally and internationally to influence the future of research communication. Our speakers, announced below, will explore examples of where early-career scientists are getting their peer groups together in person and online, how they’re advocating within their institutions, and...

  5. Inside eLife: April roundup of eLife papers in the news

    May 16, 2017

    In the second of our monthly media coverage roundups, we highlight the top mentions that eLife papers generated in April. You can view the coverage, along with the related articles, below: Lin, Giuliano et al.’s Short Report, ‘ CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis invalidates a putative cancer dependency targeted in on-going clinical trials ’, was featured in: Nature – CRISPR studies muddy results of older gene research Blanco-Melo et al.’s Research Article, ‘ Co-option of an endogenous retrovirus envelope for host defense in hominid ancestors ’, was mentioned in: International Business Times – Our...

  6. Press package: Humans rely more on ‘inferred’ visual objects than ‘real’ ones

    May 16, 2017

    Humans treat ‘inferred’ visual objects generated by the brain as more reliable than external images from the real world, according to new research published in eLife. The study, from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, reveals that when choosing between two identical visual objects – one generated internally based on information from the blind spot and an external one – we are surprisingly likely to show a bias towards the internal information. To make sense of the world, humans and animals need to combine information from multiple sources. This is usually done according to how reliable...

  7. Inside eLife: Preprint progress

    May 12, 2017

    eLife recently participated in the submission of an application in response to the ASAPbio Request for Applications for central services to support the use of preprints in the biological sciences. We collaborated with the European Bioinformatics Institute (who led the proposal), the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, the Barcelona Supercomputer Center and EMBO. The application is being made publicly available (the proposal from the Centre for Open Science is also available ) and below, the proposal authors provide a summary which is also being posted in other channels. eLife strongly...

  8. RRIDs: How did we get here and where are we going?

    May 11, 2017

    To promote reproducibility in scientific research, eLife encourages authors to include Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) within the materials and methods section of their papers. These persistent and unique identifiers help capture an unambiguous description of the research resources within articles. We invited Anita Bandrowski , NIF Project Lead, UCSD and Founder & CEO, SciCrunch to contribute to Inside eLife and discuss why authors are choosing to include RRIDs in their papers and the impact this is having on reproducibility. The Resource Identification Initiative (RII) is...

  9. Inside eLife: How to make your voice heard; early-career researchers to tackle organising and advocating at the May #ECRWednesday webinar

    May 09, 2017

    Early-career scientists have a vision for the future that values curiosity over speed, integrity over impact, and diversity, creativity, and reproducibility. And, they’re committed to realising this vision – not waiting for change to happen, but being part of the solution. This message, made clear and repeated in recent years, was also the message of a recent video call to action . On Wednesday, May 31, we’ll host a discussion on making your voice heard; how the early-career community is self-organising locally and internationally to influence the future of research communication. Presenters...

  10. Press package: Metabolic markers accurately diagnose typhoid fever

    May 09, 2017

    Researchers have identified a metabolite ‘signature’ that can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing tropical diseases using patient blood samples. The research, published in the journal eLife, builds on previous results from 2014 showing that metabolite markers can distinguish between typhoid infection caused by different organisms. Many tropical diseases, such as typhoid and malaria, present with similar symptoms, making accurate diagnosis challenging and delaying effective treatment. A further problem with diagnosing typhoid is that currently available tests are not...