GYA collaborators and member publish the stories of 61 African ECRs
The GYA is pleased to announce that the first publication stemming from the GloSYS Africa project is now available: ‘Voices of Early Career Researchers in and out of the Academy: A Pan- African Perspective‘.
The team of authors to the publication include Lynn McAlpine (University of Oxford and McGill University), Otilia Chiramba (University of Witwatersrand), Matt Keane (former GloSYS Africa Research Assistant), alumnus Abdeslam Badre (Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco) and Fatima Kareem (former GloSYS Africa Project Researcher).
The purpose of this publication is to offer narratives that highlight the on-the-ground experiences of African ECRs who are trying to navigate their careers while dealing with personal and work challenges and affordances. Due to their personal nature, the accounts can often speak to us in ways that statistical reports and summaries may not.
The 61 stories they present recount the successes and challenges of navigating individual careers and lives.
GYA working paper highlights substantial research gap on early-career researchers in Latin America and Caribbean countries
The GYA is pleased to share a new working paper titled “Reviewing research on researchers: Our knowledge of early-career researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean“, which highlights how early-career researchers (ECRs) are key players in advancing knowledge societies. The paper is a collaboration between Global State of Young Scientists in Latin America and the Caribbean (GloSYS LAC) project members and the research team consisting of Alejandro Miranda-Nieto (GloSYS LAC Researcher), Lynn McAlpine (University of Oxford and McGill University), Franziska F. N. Schreiber (GloSYS LAC Research Assistant) and Matt Keane (former GloSYS Africa and GloSYS LAC Research Assistant). Seminal input from the GloSYS LAC working group is gratefully acknowledged.
GYA side event at Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum reveals challenges faced by ECRs in the region
The GYA and the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) research team organised the panel event ‘Research in LAC: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers’ as part of the Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum 2021 (CILAC).
Overall, the COVID-19 crisis is revealing the need to develop better science communication to build trust among the population, contribute to decision making and science advice, and disseminate novel ideas among the general population.