The early-career period is one of the most stressful stages for a researcher. And based on overwhelming support detected among respondents to our 2018 survey, the GPC has recently established an ECR International Network, the ECRi.
ECRi is a collection of activities addressed to help the ECRs with 4 essential pillars: job hunting, grant funding, dissemination of research results and networking. In its first year, the Facebook group launched as part of this initiative has gathered well over 100o members. Besides Facebook, GPC is additionally employing other social media communication strategies, such as a monthly Twitterstorm of job ads, sharing commonly over 100 positions per storm. Beginning in 2019, we are organizing workshops, at international conferences and online, that will target ECR training in disseminating their research.