eLife are launching a new programme of monthly webinars to give early-career researchers in the life and biomedical sciences a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career.

The programme of free, online events, which will take place on the last Wednesday of each month, will feature webinars exploring funding opportunities, how to build an independent research career, and the latest tools in research communication — helping all early-career researchers to make the most of their research career.

The eLife #ECRwednesday programme kicks off this month with a webinar on ‘Communicating your research: What’s the deal with preprints?‘. Join your peers to discuss the benefits and opportunities that depositing your work in a preprint server brings, featuring the following panellists:

– Buz Barstow (Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, New York)

– Jessica Polka, Director of ASAPbio, President of FoR and visiting postdoc at Harvard Medical School, Boston 

– Nikolai Slavov, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Boston

Register now for the webinar on Wednesday, October 26, at 11am-12pm New York | 4-5pm London time. It’s free to attend but registration is required. 

The webinar will be followed by a Twitter chat to continue the discussion. Please join us on #ECRwednesday at @eLife_careers for the post-webinar discussion from 12-1pm New York/11-12am Chicago/10-11am Mountain/9-10am San Francisco time.