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Join eLTER’s new Early Career & Friends group

12 October 2022

The Early Career & Friends (EC&F) group was established after the Integrated Progress Meeting on Mallorca in May 2022. The group includes scientists, technicians, administrators and other professionals who are actively engaged in eLTER work and who identify themselves as early career (EC), new to eLTER, or otherwise interested in the goals of the group (& Friends).

With the support of the eLTER Head Office, this group aims to support EC work by promoting professional collaborations, peer learning and career development activities, to cultivate the next generation of the eLTER community, and to increase EC&F engagement in eLTER - all for the benefit of the members of the group and the eLTER network as a whole. The group meets on a monthly basis via Zoom and is currently finalising its goals and priorities, and developing a concrete action plan, based on the outcomes of the successful and productive EC&F world café session on Mallorca.

Next meeting: ‘The teams of the future - Careers in eLTER’. James Weldon will help us better understand the eLTER structure, human resources work, and career development opportunities. October 17th, 1pm CET. Email us to request the meeting link.

New members and ideas are more than welcome! If you are interested or want to receive further information on the group’s activities, please contact PIs and National Coordinators are encouraged to bring this group to the attention of relevant early career researchers and others in their networks.

The double session during the Mallorca meeting included dynamic group discussions on topics of particular relevance to EC&F, such as the onboarding process of new members, support and career development, network and engagement, and communications.