There are two international surveys about academia currently soliciting data:
- One for current postdocs on working conditions, collecting data from postdocs all around the world. All responses are anonymous. You can find the results later in the year at www.lifesciencenetwork.com.
- Another survey is for those who used to work as researchers in the academic sector (it says for Europe, but you can still fill it out regardless of location) but now work in other employment sectors, to capture understanding of motivations for career transition, how transitions are achieved, useful resources, competencies valued by employers, and how useful academic experience has been. It is by Vitae, for Euraxess.
More data is urgently needed on these issues, please help by filling these in!